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- n. A member of an intelligence agency whose identity or affiliation is kept confidential.
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- n. a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
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So was Salvo our neophyte secret agent not terrified out of his skin, you ask, to be hurtling at breakneck speed through the clogged Friday traffic of bombed London in the company of men he didn't know, destined for what perils he could only guess?
It was then that deVille was asked if he would like to carry on the real war, the war against the capitalist enemy as a secret agent after the fascists had been destroyed.
“He was instructed,” writes the secret agent Landrieux, “as to what might well be drawn from this war for the French treasury.”
At the request of Queen Elizabeth, Vixen must team up with Christopher Marlowe, dashing playwright and part-time secret agent to uncover Guy Fawke's nefarious plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament.