Confessions of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames

Version: Unabridged
Author: Pete Earley
Narrator: Edward Holland
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2013
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 14 minutes
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When Aldrich Ames was arrested in February 1994, he had been feeding the KGB information for nine years; he had been paid more than two and a half million dollars, with the promise of two million more; and he had been personally responsible for the betrayal that led to the execution of most of the United States' top assets in the Soviet Union. Never before had one man done so much damage to American security.

Several books about the case were immediately rushed to publication. But Pete Earley knew that it would take time and patient investigation to uncover the real story-and he did.

Pete Earley is the only writer to conduct fifty hours of one-on-one interviews with Ames, without a government censor present. He is the only writer to have traveled to Moscow to speak to Ames' KGB handlers and with the families of the spies he betrayed. He is the only writer to have had access to the remarkable CIA mole-hunting team that tracked down Ames through its own detective work.

Author Details

Author Details

Earley, Pete

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 a