- Al Longknife is a member of the Longknife Family
Alexander "Al" Longknife had been the prime minister of Wardhaven at the time Edward Longknife was abducted. Because his brother Ernest had Nuu Enterprises heavily invested, there was little available cash. Henry Smythe-Peterwald XI offered to lend Alex the money for Eddy's ransom. The police found Eddy's body, making the loan unnecessary. (William Longknife told Kris Longknife he had gotten the ransom from Alex.)
Alex told Kris the story of the ransom loan offer after Kris described the attempts on her life. He also offered Kris a job with Nuu Enterprises.