Aldrich Hazen “Rick” Ames is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer turned KGB .. Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, An American Spy. New York: . Betrayal is the remarkable story of the last American spy of the cold war: Aldrich ” Rick” Ames, the most destructive traitor in the history of the Central Intelligence. ‘Rick is a goddamn Russian spy’: Does the CIA have a new Aldrich according to “Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, An American Spy,” a.

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It was a fast read and reminded me of Thor and Flynn. Nevertheless, in —, he was reassigned to the CIA’s Counterintelligence Center Analysis Group, providing him with access netrayal “extremely sensitive data”, including information on U. Lewis Snippet view – He is billed as the most notorious American spy ever.

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References to this book Red Spies in America: Ames’ ineptitude as a spy is surpassed only by the bureaucracy and rivalry between the CIA and the FBI that kept the investigation into Ames’ inexplicable wealth from progressing. Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute. Eric rated it really liked it Oct 12, Archived from the original on 29 October This is one of those rare books on modern intelligence operations that gets everything right- the authors made a decisive choice to not use the ubiquitous ‘anonymous sourcing’ so common to the genre Though he was a traitor, getrayal observations did make an impact with storg House of Representatives.

Amerixan and try again. Ames’ immediate supervisors were aware of his alcohol abuse and proclivity to sleep at his desk, but his annual performance reviews “consistently rated him a strong performer.


Jul 17, Alyssa Weinberger rated it it was amazing. It makes no bones about the blunders and bloomers of the CIA as well. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ames’ attorney, Plato Cacherishad threatened to litigate the legality of FBI searches and seizures in Ames’ home and office without traditional search warrantsalthough Ames’ guilty plea made the threat moot. Separated Spy, Agent Lives”. Prior to this, in Novembera fellow employee reported that Ames seemed to be enjoying a lifestyle well beyond the betrayql of a CIA officer and that his wife’s family was less wealthy than he had claimed.

This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Dallas rated it liked it Feb 24, sotry The New York Times. The recommendation was ignored. To help fabricate this, Stoty wired considerable amounts of his espionage profits to his spt in-laws in Bogotaas well as to help improve their impoverished status. Be fresh and rested. Other editions – View all Betrayal: Aug 15, Lawrence rated it it was amazing.

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I could not put the damn thing down, it was that good. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Initial investigations focused on possible syory caused by Soviet bugs or by a broken code. There has bdtrayal no rational need for thousands of case officers and tens of thousands of agents working around the worldprimarily in and against friendly countries. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

All the disastrous elements of his stint in Mexico – the drinking, the sloth, an incident with a Cuban intelligence officer, flouting Agency rules – were also ignored.


Traitor Within TV Movie “. The book’s authors do an excellent job of compiling the facts and presenting them in an exciting and engaging way, while wrapping things up keep in mind, this was a true story with an americzn that left me feeling uneasy beyrayal the security of our intelligence commun The book sheds light on one of the most notorious American spies of the Cold War era, taking readers through the true-life rise and downfall of a mild-mannered CIA operative who sold out his country for years before being discovered.

Excellent account of a Cold War spying operation, its discovery and impacts to national security. But when the CIA lost three other important sources of information about whom Howard could have known nothing, it was clear that the arrests and executions originated from another source. His reassignment placed him “in the most sensitive element” of the Department of Operations, which was responsible for Soviet counterintelligence.

Betrayal: the Story of Aldrich Ames, an American Spy

In Marchthe CIA and FBI began an intensive investigation of Ames that included electronic surveillancecombing through his trash, and a monitor installed in his car to track his movements.

Nov 16, J. Lewis Limited preview storry From inside the book. An eye-widening look inside one of America’s most notorious spy cases. So was his station chief’s request that Ames receive treatment for sppy. Archived from the original on Jul 19, Dale rated it really liked it. The KGB threw U.