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Art Jeffries

Art Jeffries is one of the main protagonists of Mercury Rising and protector of witness Simon Lynch. He is portrayed in the 1998 film adaptation by Bruce Willis.


DHS- Art Jeffries initial look at beginning of Mercury Rising

He is an FBI special agent, and after a botched undercover job infiltrating radical Edgar Halstrom's militia group in the town bank of Sturgis, South Dakota, Art was removed from undercover duty and placed on 'rookie' assignments by his boss, Chicago SAC Joe Lomax.

DHS- Mercury Rising mystery being solved

Art first met Simon Lynch on June 7 - two days after Lomax had removed him from undercover duty - when he discovered the boy hiding in a crawl space in his closet after Peter Burrell had murdered the boy's parents, Martin and Jenny Lynch in their home at 2144 West 23rd Street in Chicago's Lower West Side. From this point on, Art began to slowly develop a repertoire with Simon, though it took the boy nearly being killed at various times to finally accept Art as a friend and person of his trust.

DHS- Art Jeffries takes ocver at station in Mercury Rising

Art was also responsible for the death of Lt. Colonel Nicholas Kudrow, commander of the NSA department (known as Division) at the IBM Building's GEX Skydeck. After a shootout between an FBI SWAT team and a strike team of unknown origin, Art succeeded in protecting Lynch.