Last Updated on October 26, 2018, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 396
In this section, Henry provides information about the people he works for. Dennis Hoagland, Henry's boss, he describes as a man who likes to call his employees in the middle of the night with news he believes critical. Harry thinks Hoagland's late-night phone calls are a form of sleep deprivation, a training of sorts, making sure his employees are tough minded even under pressure.
One night, Hoagland calls to talk about Henry's newest assignment, an investigation of a Korean American politician, John Kwang, running for mayor of New York. Henry's job is to infiltrate Kwang's campaign office to gather information.
Hoagland is concerned about Henry. On his last assignment, Henry made a serious mistake and almost lost his cover. Henry had been investigating Emile Luzan, a Filipino American psychiatrist also involved in politics. Luzan was attempting to help return Ferdinand Marcos (a real-life exiled Filipino president) to office. In spying on Luzan, Henry took on the identity of a patient, submitting himself to Luzan's therapy to befriend the psychiatrist. However, Luzan began affecting Henry's psyche. Although as a spy Henry had invented a false personality, in Luzan's office details about his true history emerged.
Henry had recently lost his son, Mitt, to a fatal accident. Typical of Henry, he tries to hide his emotions, but Luzan gets Henry to open up. This was against all of Henry's espionage training: A spy was never to allow his true personal life to seep through the mask of his assumed...
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