Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, an American Spy by Tim Weiner, David Johnston, Neil A. Lewis

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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But like Herbie Pie had said, he was a craftsman. And craftsmen always did things properly. So at the back of the shed, where the more volatile explosives were stored, Johnny had constructed a double-thickness brick wall, to cushion any accidental blast. Each was housed in its carefully partitioned section, with metal sheets forming an inner lining. The P-4 plastic, the easiest and least dangerous to use, was most readily to hand. Then the cordite, which he disliked because of the difficulty of control in certain circumstances.

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.

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