Sara K. Schneider’s
ART OF DARKNESS
Ingenious Performances by Undercover
Operators, Con Men, and Others


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
•    Not Not Identities
•    Elementary Collusion

1.     CRAFT & ARTIFICE: THE UNDERCOVER COVER STORY
        •    Cover Story: Talking to Save One’s Life

2.     BEING GOOD AT BEING BAD: GOING UNDERCOVER
        •    Casting the Role
        •    The Undercover as Director
        •    Role Features
        •    Building Rapport and Fitting In
        •    Learning and Transmission
        •    The Undercover Performer

3.    THE ARTIFACTS OF IDENTITY
        •    Fake Identities: Paper People    
        •    Disguise Artists and Detection

4.    THE CRAFTY EXPEDIENT: CON SCENARIOS FOR PASSING TRICK IDENTITIES
        •    The Con Scenario: In Tacit Tandem
        •    Qualifying the Mark

5.      MUDDIED IDENTITIES
        •    Rotting Cops
        •    Going Good: Informants

6.    IDENTITY BREAKDOWN
        •    Damage Control
        •    Undercovers in Groups
        •    Recognition Scenes: Attempted Homicide
        •    Restoring  Questioned Identities
        •    Assisted Suicide
        •    Ego Death

APPENDIX: SCENARIO AND SCENARIST AS VIRTUOSI: THE “ART-CONS” OF ALLEN FUNT
AND JAMES P. COYLE & MAL SHARPE

Sources
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Notes
Index
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