Millennium's End (ME) calls itself a "Roleplaying Game in the Techno-Thriller-Genre", which is essentially true. It is set in the near future, which was meant to be 10 years in the future, but as the books were published at the beginning of the 90s, this background has already been overtaken by the presence. But this seems to be the only negative thing about the game, and it is not that bad, because you do not have to throw away ME's history and learn a new one, you already know the history: It is ours. Player Characters in ME are meant to belong to "BlackEagle/BlackEagle Security and Investigations", a company that acts worldwide and has offices in the most important cities of the world. These offices act as liaison between the customer and the operations teams (called 'cells'). Even with the changed history there is an abundance of jobs for a BlackEagle cell, be it special operations, espionage and counterespionage, surveillance, investigations, body guard duty or (eco-)terrorism. The locations for this can stretch from the jungles of South America to the penthouses of the rich in Las Vegas. And all of this can be done on both sides of the law (though carefully).