The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames

by Kai Bird,
The San Francisco Chronicle, December 23, 2014

Had Robert Ames been a public man, a fellow CIA agent claimed, “he would have stood tall in his all-American shoes [cowboy boots] as a Louis L’Amour hero. But he belonged more to John le Carré’s world: anonymous, perceptive, knowledgeable, highly motivated, critical, discreet — with a priest’s and a cop’s understanding of the complexity of human nature in action.”

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