A New York City detective partnered with Barney Muldoon. Together they are tasked with the investigation of the bombing of Confrontation magazine and the disappearance of it's editor Joseph Malik. When they discover the magazine's investigation of the John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations, they find a string of mysterious memos suggesting the involvement of a powerful secret society, the Illuminati. The Narrator is first fully embodied as Saul Goodman..

He is married to Rebecca Goodman.

His name is an allusion to the anarchist Paul Goodman, with a nod to the bible story of Paul of Tarsus.