At the end of Quantum of Solace Bond goes to Kazan, Russia, where he confronts Vesper Lynd's former lover, Yusef Kabira. Yusef is a member of the Quantum organization. His role is to seduce high-ranking women with valuable connections, getting them to give up government assets as ransom for himself in fake kidnappings where he is supposedly held hostage.
He is attempting to do the same with Canadian agent Corinne Veneau, even giving her the same kind of necklace (an Algerian love knot) he gave Vesper.
Surprising them at Yusef's apartment, Bond holds the Quantum operative at gunpoint. He tells Corinne about Vesper and advises her to alert the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to the leak. She brusquely exits, leaving the two men alone.