Maybe he's in some witness protection program.
If you come under attack, you'll need an alternate identity... something similar to witness protection.
This sort of thing is usually done via the witness protection program but I once heard of a situation where fake papers were assembled independent of any government agency.
She turned to Ryland, who looked like he wanted to volunteer for disappearance in the witness protection program.
Remembering Len's suggestion that he might be in a witness protection program, she wondered if that innocent kiss might have ultimately put Yancey in danger.