Murdock was born and bred in Northern Ireland until he was 26, he then met Linda, got married and made babies.
He pursued a career in law, and moved to the US as a gamble to further himself career wise. He was lucky to be given the opportunity to work with the CIA.
Murdock has been working for the CIA for years, married to Linda, with a son and a daughter. He has a problem... gambling. It has consumed his life. He makes a good living however he started to gamble more and more, to the extent that the was no money left for the family so he got desperate, he starts steal surveillance intel and secret service documents and sells this information to the Russian government, so he can cover up his gambling addiction.
One day Murdock received a letter from his mother telling him about his brother who lives in the Congo, and the necessary information to get in contact with him. Over the course of a few months he would be in contact with his brother George Adebowale. Helping him arrive in the states and upon getting here, a job. As the years went by, Murdock's gambling addiction got worse. When out and about one day with George, a Russian man approaches Murdock informing him that the CIA suspect someone of selling information and his encouraged to leave the states. He tells George to go back home and await contact from him. Murdock would leave the States leaving his life behind, also his family. The CIA then suspect Murdock of selling the information.