First of all, Hi everyone, I'm new. I've posted around some places, and I'm not getting much response on a problem I'm having with my story, wondering if anyone has any thoughts. Basically I'm writing in Television Series format, and the premise is about various illuminati-type conspiracy factions battling it out and My main character stumbles across evidence connecting his missing parents to the conspiracy. He ends up getting taken in by a black-ops organization that his parents were a part of whose focus is combating these conspiracies while also tackling day-to-day terrorism. My MC has a younger brother that gets dragged into it later on. My question is this, episode by episode there's going to be recurring villains who will get to know the members of this squad during their various meetings trying to thwart their plans. Now They arent superheroes, so their Identities will invariably be exposed fairly early on, and what's to then stop the conspiracy from finding out where they work, where they live and trying to kill them off because they know the truth? I don't want to go down the 'witness protection' route, and one opinion i've gotten is that the heroes might be protected by the conspirators attracting too much attention if they start killing them off or targeting family members, or they don't bother because they know the heroes don't have the necessary hard evidence to bring them down yet and they are just more of an annoying hindrance showing up when they go after a secret weapon/artifact etc, to further their plans or something, and they only try to kill them there instead of wasting time tracking them down and murdering them at home/work. If you made sense of what I'm asking, you can see I've got a bit of a problem here trying to establish the rules of how my setting works in this story here. Any ideas for how I can get around this? Thanks in advance.