A tense short story about a cop caught out while planting a listening device. Hiding behind a couch, Adam Gellworth (a police surveillance expert or 'bugger' of twenty years¿ experience) is forced to contemplate the life he has led to get to this precarious point. But what of the men he was sent to spy on? Will they leave and give him the opportunity to escape, or will they discover him, lying face-down on the floor? Is the bugger buggered himself?