Yeah, sorry about that, Silverballer. I playtested that contract to death to make sure it was enjoyable, but that eagle-eyed gardener was the one wild-card. I assume his vision is the same as every other NPC’s, but it really doesn’t seem as though he should be able to spot you from that angle and that distance.
@immadummee47 has told me how much he enjoyed that Van Helsing contract, but I’m sure a big part of his enjoyment came from the fact that he got a very good score; I doubt he would have enjoyed it as much if the gardener had gotten him, too. lol
Maybe that gardener is the only NPC in the game who can use 47’s instinct ability. Hm.
P.S. Just to make this post relevant to the thread: I killed the congressman with a sniper rifle. I was quite proud of myself at the time, because I was unaware that we could restart elusives. We all had crappy sniper rifles back then, too. No zoom.