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Book deal signed for story of Colonel Russ Williams

A book deal on accused killer Colonel Russ Williams has been signed just days after the soldier was charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault.

Random House Canada has acquired the book by long-time Globe and Mail reporter Timothy Appleby. It is to be called Betrayal in Uniform: The Secret Life of Colonel Russell Williams .

"Though the charges against the Colonel are not yet proven, the case is riveting and deserves the best possible reporting to bring all its fascinating aspects to life. People can't stop talking about the alleged abuse of his position, the Colonel's ability to lead a double life, the tragic loss of these vital young women: I'm really looking forward to the light Tim Appleby will shed on this deeply chilling case," Anne Collins, publisher of the Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, said in a statement Thursday.

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