My friend Wikipedia says: An agent provocateur (French for "inciting agent") is an undercover agent who acts to entice another person to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act I'm interested in revisiting an old WIP wherein the MC is an agent provocateur posing as the leader of a radical environmentalist group. The group calls for the formation of underground cells that target energy infrastructure throughout the industrial world to end civilization (an ecorestoration project of sorts?). The purpose, as was with COINTELPRO as far as I know, would be to identify those crazy enough to carry out such acts then imprison/punish them. I've never read a spy novel -- shame! -- so for those who have, are there good examples of stuff like this? Also, any history buffs that know the details of COINTELPRO and other similar programs/groups created by nation states, I'd love to know more. In my late teens I read some declassified CIA books and found out about really interesting covert ops missions that chilled my blood, but can't recall agent provocateur stuff from any of them in particular.