What does it take to become an undercover agent? A recent advertisement in The San Diego Union newspaper placed by a national security and intelligence agency, described it in terms that sounded like an adventure of a lifetime, “the ultimate … experience” … “For the extraordinary individual who wants more than a job, this is a way of life that will challenge the deepest resources of your intelligence, self-reliance, and responsibility. It demands an adventurous spirit … a forceful personality … superior intellectual ability … toughness of mind … and the highest degree of integrity. It takes special skills and professional discipline to produce results. You need to deal with fast-moving, ambiguous, and unstructured situations that will test your resourcefulness to the utmost.”