By Timothy Appleby
Ripped from the headlines, the terrible and surprising precise tale of the double lifetime of Russell Williams, who was once immediately a revered determine within the Canadian army and a ruthless sado-sexual serial felony and murderer.
In the annals of psycho-killers, Colonel Russell Williams may be special. A adorned air strength colonel, Williams used to be, for years, residing a double lifestyles as a sado-sexual domestic invader, burglar, pedophile, and, eventually, assassin. A version officer and elite pilot, he used to be depended on with flying foreign dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most vital army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery lifestyles incorporated breaking into eighty two houses of ladies and girls; thefts of immense quantities of undies (which he dressed in); extraordinary sexual attacks that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife's-edge; and finally, rape-murders. while police raided Williams's home—a domestic he shared along with his spouse, a revered expert in her personal correct who was once it seems that thoroughly blind to her husband's unconscionable double life—they discovered countless numbers of pairs of women's lingerie, meticulously geared up and catalogued. during this booklet, veteran Globe and Mail crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a real tale which may were lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, one who bargains fascinating—and troubling—insights on human psychopathology.
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