Ironically, intelligence officers themselves are among the victims of espionage. Can a life of deception encourage a man to deceive himself? To confuse ends and means? Here, a lighthouse shines its beacon of truth for all to see. As the storm approaches, the winds challenge all who try to maintain balance in their personal beliefs. The woman walks away, immune to its guidance. Her willingness to betray her principles has been rewarded with gifts, including the white horse. Ostrovsky speaks his heart by painting his belief that a good case officer maintains personal vision and purpose. Morality must be maintained, regardless of your devotion to duty.