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I sure hope so. I haven’t added a new post since August and nothing about spies or spying since June. I’ve been busy with other writing projects.

I have noticed something interesting, though. On my websites,  http://roofmanthespy.com/  and  http://roofmanpansini.com/  I’ve been recording more traffic. And a good deal of that traffic comes from Russia. I suspect that a good deal of that traffic might have something to do with Mr. Aldrich Ames. (I still wish him well despite what he did.)

Now isn’t that interesting. And today is election day! We are so fortunate to live in such a great country.

Roofman the Spy

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 Recently, WordPress has added a new feature to its dashboard: hits can now be tracked by country. And since I added a post about Aldrich Ames, I am getting hits from the Russian Federation. How cool is that! Haven’t sold any ebooks there yet but who knows.

Roofman the Spy

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We have been writing each other since the mid-90s. I actually feel sympathy for him because I know from experience how someone can get entrapped by Soviet/Russian intelligence.   He’s not the first, nor will he be the last, American intelligence officer to be recruited by a hostile intelligence service.

My latest communication from him is letter dated February 8, 2012. It is in reply to a letter I sent him in  January, 2012. I hadn’t written him in a few years, but I wanted him to know I published ROOFMAN as an ebook. If he had a way to read it, I would send him a free copy.

Here is his letter:

Here is a transcript of his letter:

Dear Roofman,

I was happy to get your (post) card and the news that you’ve got IT published.

The BoP (Bureau of Prisons) so far isn’t into the digital age far enough for me to be able to get it, but progress is underway and who knows what the future may hold? (Most BoP prisoners have access to a form of email now, though I have been barred for no apparent reason. Bernie Madoff has it though.)

Hope your reviewers are happy and asking for more!

Regards,

Rick

P.S. I like your Darwinian T shirt (So do I)

A link to my website http://roofmanthespy.com/ where my first letter to Mr. Ames and his reply can be found. Click on the page “Interesting Stuff” and then on “Letter to a Spy” for my letter to him. Click on “Re: From a Spy” for his reply to me.

I will be sending Mr. Ames another letter soon, enclosing business cards along with a reminder to let me know when BoP finally goes digital.  I do hope his incarceration goes well. Like I said, I really feel for the poor guy.

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