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Vol. 57 No. 1

Agency PageIntelligence in Public Literature
Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, By Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille. (Naval Institute Press, 2012) 240, endnotes, photos, index. Reviewed by Hayden Peake. Jeanne Vertefeuille (pronounced: ver te fay) began her CIA career in 1954, and specialized in counterintelligence working the Soviet account. Sandra Grimes, a 26-year veteran of the Clandestine Service, spent much of her career working against Soviet targets. Their book, Circle of Treason, is the first published work on the mole hunt that identified Aldrich Ames as a KGB agent that can truly be said to provide an insider perspective.