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- DescriptionThroughout her public life the eyes of the world were on Diana, Princess of Wales. But who else was watching her more closely? What were their motives? What was their agenda? And what was their role in her death? Diana famously predicted her own demise in a road accident. When it happened Her Majesty the Queen warned Diana's butler to beware of dark forces, telling him of powers at work in this country about which we have kwledge. After two international police investigations and an exhaustive inquest, questions still remain about the circumstances surrounding the death of the self-styled Queen of Hearts. On the night she died two secret operations - one connected to the British Establishment and one involving major figures in the French government - collided unintentionally with catastrophic results. From Bosnia to Baghdad, from Paris to Washington, from Angola to London this 'faction' thriller tells the compelling story of the British, French and American secret services' involvement in the most iconic car crash in history...and beyond. The names, dates, places and events are real. Only the storyline is fiction. Or is it? As the former head of Scotland Yard's press bureau, crime correspondent for a Sunday newspaper, and personal adviser to Mohamed Al Fayed, the author has a unique insight. Among the countless conspiracy theories, his is the most plausible account so far. This is a 'must read' for all students of the subject.
- Author BiographyCHESTER STERN has been a writer and broadcaster on crime and police matters for more than forty-five years. A former head of the Press Bureau at Scotland Yard, he has lectured extensively on terrorism and the media in Britain, Europe and the USA. He was Chief Crime Correspondent for The Mail on Sunday for nineteen years and is past President of the Crime Reporters' Association. In 2001 he became Corporate Affairs Director for Fulham Football Club and Controller of Public Affairs for Harrods, acting as media adviser to Mohamed Al Fayed and advising on the investigation into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. He has published two true crime books: Dr Iain West's Casebook - the investigations of Britain's leading forensic pathologist, and The Black Widow - the story of Linda Calvey, the UK's most notorious female gangster, (written in collaboration with Kate Kray, widow of Ronnie Kray). He has also written three works of fiction - a faction thriller about the death of Princess Diana called The Decoy, a terrorism thriller based in South Africa called Code Zulu, and a murder mystery detective novel based in the newspaper world of Fleet Street called The Green-Inker. Since the early seventies, he has also been a sportswriter and broadcaster on football, rugby and golf for the BBC, The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror.
- Author(s)Chester Stern
- Date of Publication19/08/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight322 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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