By Tim Weiner, David Johnston, Neil A. Lewis
The interior tale of the most important molehunt within the heritage of yankee intelligence: the quest for and discovery by means of 3 long island instances reporters of Aldrich Ames, who was once paid via the Soviets for years to undercover agent in the US.
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Said Willoughby. Charlie shook his head. ‘No,’ he said. ‘I didn’t. I was away when he died. It was never directly mentioned, but I inferred it was natural causes …’ Charlie paused. ‘Well …’ he started again, but Willoughby talked over him. ’ anticipated the man. ‘Yes, that too. They made him into an alcoholic by the way they treated him. ’ ‘I’m sorry,’ Charlie began, then stopped, irritated by the emptiness of the expression. But he was sorry, he thought. There were few people to whom he had ever been close.
Now he had nothing. Except guilt. There was a lot of that, she knew. ‘Promise me something else,’ she tried, hopefully, as the ferry began to move alongside the Southampton quayside. His eyes were filmed, she saw, and his face was quite unresponsive. ‘Don’t go to the grave,’ she pleaded. ‘It’s a stupid, sentimental pilgrimage. ’ ‘Want to,’ said Charlie, stubbornly. ‘It’s ridiculous, Charlie. There’s absolutely no point. ’ ‘We’re coming here for the last time,’ he reminded her. ‘So I’m going, just once.