The ability to know if you’re clean—not being followed—is the most fundamental of skills for a case officer. Being in a Secret Garden is arriving for a meeting knowing you aren’t under surveillance, and that the agent you’re meeting is clean too. During training, of course, you learn never to lower your guard. It’s possible to be spotted by accident. The spy in this painting is in her Secret Garden. But despite her counter surveillance efforts, she is being watched from the trees. It’s too late to worry about what went wrong. Now she’s in danger and doesn’t realize it.