Durham was a lieutenant with the Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet. His family was originally from Earth. While he had a jump pilot implant, he also did normal-space piloting.

He was the pilot on the combat-drop shuttle A-4 when it took enemy fire over Marilac. Despite being mortally wounded, Durham managed to crash into the docking bay of the Dendarii warship Triumph at low enough relative velocity that some of those aboard could be saved. After his death Durham was cryo-frozen. He was later revived at the Beauchene Life Center on Escobar, although his neural implant needed to be removed, and he suffered cryo-amnesia afterwards. He was returned to Earth by the Dendarii to convalesce.

Behind the scenesEdit

Durham is one of several Bujold characters who were named after fans.