Gary Aldrich graduated from Dade College, in Florida, and then entered the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He worked for the FBI for more than 30 years, retiring in 1995. Toward the end of his career he was one of two FBI agents who was responsible for the background checks on White House personal. He served in both the Bush and Clinton administrations. In 1998, Aldrich wrote Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House. He is also the author of Speak No Evil.