Special agent is usually the title for a detective or investigator for a state, county, municipal, federal or tribal government. An agent is generally an administrative worker for some but not all agencies.
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“A special feature of the structure of our book is the monstrous but perfectly organic part that eavesdropping plays in it.”
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