Interesting story, a bit slow in the beginning, but glad I read it Much was learned. Interesting story, poorly written. The journalist and true crime writer Peter Maas 1929 2001 here presents one important aspect of the Aldrich Ames spy scandal, the FBI s involvement in the case The subtitle is crucial to understanding what Maas is about he acknowledges exceptional cooperation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Of course, Ames worked for the CIA, and that agency strove for many previous years often clumsily to be sure to discover the cause of one of the most disastrous security breeches in American intelligence history I think Maas writes well enough to keep most readers turning the pages, but I had the advantage of first having read the Senate Intelligence Committee s report on the Ames case before coming to this book Some readers without that background may find the narrative confusing in spots To my mind the most interesting parts of Killer Spy were the vignettes of some of the KGB assets betrayed by Ames s treachery as well as the kind of debacles that can befall real life police operations of a sort that never appear on TV crime shows Two weaknesses of the book are Maas s attempt to play down Ames s drinking perhaps to emphasize his shrewdness and intelligence and to minimize CIA acceptance of a boys will be boys ethos in its shop Certainly an intelligence organization less tolerant of heavy drinking and adulterous relationships with big spending foreign nationals would have sacked Ames before he ever got to the Russian Embassy. Very quick read Not quite as compelling as the books about Robert Hanssen, the most damaging spy, but, nevertheless an fascinating book if you re interested in post Cold War spies and their undoing. An interesting and appalling look at Ames various misdeeds Curiously, this book doesn t really talk very much about the CIA s role in bringing Ames to justice It s very FBI centric, and I found that less interesting. Maas does it again Musthave Maas Aldrich Ames was a perfect example of inept our country s CIA was and probably is at policing their own He was a constant screwup who just kept getting promoted No one noticed when he suddenly cleaned himself up and spending money on fine suits and cars What he did was terrible and he crippled the CIA s counterintelligence effort.Was a good book. Killer Spy Inside Story Of The Fbi S Pursuit And CaptureAchetez Le Livre Livre De Poche, Killer Spy Inside Story Of The Fbi S Pursuit And Capture Of Aldrich Ames, America S Deadliest Spy De Peter Maas Sur Indigo, La Plus Grande Librairie Au Canada Expdition Gratuite Des Livres De Plus DeKiller Spy Inside Story Of The FBI S Pursuit And Killer Spy Book Readreviews From The World S Largest Community For Readers In The Waning Days Of The Cold War, Aldrich Ames Systematically And Cold Readreviews From The World S Largest Community For ReadersKiller Spy Inside Story Of The FBI S PursuitNot Retrouvez Killer Spy Inside Story Of The FBI S Pursuit And Capture Of Aldrich Ames, America S Deadliest Spy Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion Killer Spy The Inside Story Of The FBI S Pursuit And Killer Spy The Inside Story Of The FBI S Pursuit And Capture Of Aldrich Ames, America S Deadliest Spy Book Killer Spy The Inside Story Of The FBI S Pursuit And Killer Spy The Inside Story Of The FBI S Pursuit And Capture Of Aldrich Ames, America S Deadliest Spy Killer Spy The Inside Story Of The FBI S Pursuit AndGet This From A Library Killer Spy The Inside Story Of The FBI S Pursuit And Capture Of Aldrich Ames, America S Deadliest Spy Peter Maas Killer Spy Inside Story Of The FBI S Pursuit And Aldrich Ames Was A Spy That Gavepeople Away To The Soviets These Twelve People Were Killed In A Very Hideous Fashion Maas Tells The Tale Of How Ames Bent To The Material Needs Of His Columbian Wife And Became A Traitor Not Only Did He Become A Traitor, But He Became Rich Doing It This Fueled The Habit Of His Wife For Material Goods At One Time, She Was Spending , Dollars Calling Killer Spy Maas, Peter Internet Archive Killer Spy Item Preview Remove Circle Share Or Embed This Item EMBED EMBED For Wordpress Hosted Blogs And Archive Item Description Tags WantAdvanced Embedding Details, Examples, And Help Favorite ShareAlexander Litvinenko S Murder The Inside Story Newsnight S Richard Watson Has Been Piecing Together The Story Behind The Murder Of Alexander Litvinenko, Eight Years Ago In London He Speaks To Intelligence Sources And Key Witnesses Peter Maas Wikipedia Peter Maas June ,August ,was An American Journalist And Author He Was Born In New York City And Attended Duke University Maas Had Dutch And Irish Heritage He Was The Biographer Of Frank Serpico, A New York City Police Officer Who Testified Against Police Corruption
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- Killer Spy: Inside Story of the FBI's Pursuit and Capture of Aldrich Ames, America's Deadliest Spy
- Peter Maas
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