He is described as being Bearish, and Bill Tanner tells Bond not to interact with him, which Bond almost does, mistsking him for his contact Captain Jordaan. He is virtually useless throughout the novel, save for when he gives his life to save those of Bond and the real Jordaan from Niall Dunne. He tracks Bond down at the hotel he was staying in to share information on a lone operative (who is seeking revenge for Bond's neglect of his brother in the beginning of the novel.) Lamb is later at the storming of the Green Way facility in Cape Town, but flees into the grounds, claiming intentions to flank them. he even shot through his sleeve to appear to have been in combat. Lamb is killed by Niall Dunne in a rush toward a light switch in order to dammage the sniper's clear view of Bond, Jordaan, and himself.