One Day, Three Autumns
Maxwell Chen is a professor of Political, Cultural and Economic Geography (formerly of the University of Hong Kong), a former British Spy, and life long student of Taoist mysticism. He was the director of the International Geographic Union’s Secret Action Commission from it’s founding to five years ago, when he was captured by the Ascended while investigating suspicious academic disappearances in Sri Lanka.
He is also Alister Chen’s foster father, having adopted the boy after finding him wandering in the Netherworld with no memories 12 years ago, at an apparent age of 14. Maxwell has never married, but has 3 brothers and 4 sisters.