Confessions of a spy: the real story of Aldrich Ames

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, Feb 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
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Pete Earley, the only author to conduct 50 hours of one-on-one interviews with Ames--without a censor present--presents the first and only complete story of the "spy of the century", revealing a man much more complex and diabolical than previously depicted--and damage far worse than has ever been chronicled about the case. of photos.

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DRAFT OUTLINE ---- TO REVISE * legacy of ashes * sawdust files * blowback * economic hit man * KGB promise to take care of Ames * CIA/FBI does nothing for families of dead spies * CIA == KGB ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Pete Earley is a former Washington Post reporter and winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar for Best Fact Crime Book in 1996 for" Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town," His book, which also won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, helped free an innocent man from Alabama's death row. Earley's account of the John Walker spy ring, "Family of Spies," was a New York Times bestseller and CBS mini-series." The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison" was a national bestseller and was based on a year that Earley spent inside a maximum security federal prison as an author.
Born in Arizona, Earley was reared in Colorado and worked for newspapers in Kansas and Oklahoma before moving to the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C., where he lives with his wife, Patti. They have seven children.