publication date: Saturday, April 24, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)
clue: A few years after the Cold War ended, so did the treasonous espionage campaign by this CIA agent, whose lavish lifestyle eventually became too conspicuous to ignore.
explanation: Ames was a CIA agent who provided intelligence to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars. He had been investigated for living far beyond his means for almost a decade before his 1994 arrest, and the CIA was criticized for not acting faster against him. more…
intended difficulty: medium