Plot[ edit ] In November , just days prior to the collapse of the Berlin Wall , MI6 agent James Gascoigne is shot and killed by KGB agent Yuri Bakhtin, who steals The List, a microfilm document concealed in Gascoigne's wristwatch that contains the names of every intelligence agent on both sides active in Berlin. The plot jumps between the debrief room and flashbacks to Lorraine's time in Berlin. The day after Gascoigne's death, Lorraine is dispatched to recover The List and is told to keep an eye out for Satchel, a double agent for the KGB who has been a problem for MI6 for years. Arriving in Berlin, she is immediately ambushed by KGB agents who deliver a message from their boss, Aleksander Bremovych, but she is able to escape and meet up with her contact, eccentric MI6 Station Head David Percival. Lorraine searches Gascoigne's apartment and discovers a picture of him and Percival.