In This Chapter
• Choosing the site
• Planning your cover story
• Handling the nosy neighbor
• Staying cool if you’re busted by the cops
• Keeping your secrets to yourself
If there’s one technique that most people associate with the professional PI work, it’s surveillance. Your entire practice may be criminal defense work, which almost never requires surveillance. But if you’re introduced as a private investigator at any cocktail party or business luncheon, one of the first questions you’ll hear is something like, “I suppose most of what you do is following husbands and wives, that sort of thing, huh?” Depending on your clientele, that may or may not be true. Many PIs do spend a good deal of their time doing ...