I have always wondered at the effect that undercover police work has on a person. The person is essentially a good person who is trying to achieve the end result of putting the bad guys behind bars. And, of course, the bad guys that he or she is after are the senior members of the organisation. Due to this hunt for the senior members, the agent is expected to live, work and socialise with some downright nasty people.
Additionally, the agent is also expected to prove themselves to their criminal colleagues by doing some pretty questionable deeds. These deeds, however, are often in total contrast to their nature, and yet they do it to allay suspicion and also to progress in the organisation to a point where they can associate with the more senior personnel within that organisation. The agent is supposed to act without hesitation and commit acts of extortion, assault, violence and even murder.
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