Using a weapon bestowed upon him by a shamed doctor, a homeless man conquers his country. A dead body sees through its mind’s eye a war fought with lasers involving billions, and Canada’s ministerial election.
How does fighting with distinction in a laser war qualify the protagonist to work as a spy?
And the notion of fighting in a “Laser War” is more interesting than seducing and spying. It seems to me the story hook is in prologue to the plot rather than the plot proper.