Chasing Diana [NOOK Book]

Overview

Where were you when you heard the news that Princess Diana was killed? Everybody has an answer, but nobody has an answer quite like Robin & Jack Firestone.

They, along with their pre-teen son Brandon, are the only American witnesses to the immediate aftermath of Diana's horrific car crash, which occurred during the early morning hours of August 31, 1997. The Peoples' ...
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Chasing Diana

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Overview

Where were you when you heard the news that Princess Diana was killed? Everybody has an answer, but nobody has an answer quite like Robin & Jack Firestone.

They, along with their pre-teen son Brandon, are the only American witnesses to the immediate aftermath of Diana's horrific car crash, which occurred during the early morning hours of August 31, 1997. The Peoples' Princess had a dire date with destiny around 12:30 AM, as the bright spark of her life began to fade, as she lay dying helplessly in the smashed Mercedes.

The Firestones, as witnesses to the goings-on in Paris' Pont de l' Alma Tunnel for the next 3 days, are very credible and quite adept at weaving this epic tale, which spans the globe from London to Paris to New York; the reader feels as though he or she is a fly on the wall! Theirs is a one-of-a-kind story of murder, intrigue, crooked cops and intrepid paparazzi, all of whom will stop at nothing to get their hands on incriminating photos they believe the Firestones to possess; photos which would implicate those persons responsible for the conspiracy, which was designed to save the "purity and sanctity" of the royal throne, thus also eliminating Princess Diana's boyfriend, the late Dodi Al Fayed.

The Firestones' account is outrageously fascinating, as they were inside the Alma Tunnel even before the ambulance arrived on scene. What they witnessed was devestating carnage and chaos: an overly aggressive, zealous and frenzied paparazzi madly snapping photos of the smashed Mercedes and its doomed passengers, as well as the apathetic police who were "conveniently" on the scene, allowing the paparazzi to have a free-for-all.

Did we mention the Firestone's depostion taken by the French police... but which was "lost" for over 10 years? It "magically" showed up when Robin and Jack were called upon to give live testimony, on December 3, 2007, at London's Royal Courts of Justice for the Final Inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed.

Note: in order to best tell the story, and under legal advice, we have changed names (e.g. the real life Firestone family has become the Goodrich family) of all characters, and, again, under the auspices of our lawyers, refer to our book as "historical fiction." It's best to read between the lines for the "big wink-wink nod-nod" truths.
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Editorial Reviews

Molly Martin
"…'Chasing Diana' is a fast-paced thriller sure to grab reader interest from the outset and hold it fast… Characters are colorful, varied and nicely detailed. Settings are fully developed, dialogue is gritty and hard hitting, the storyline is compelling. Danger, intrigue and deceit abound on the pages of this spell-binding work… 'Chasing Diana' is filled with excitement, wit and gripping situations. Happy to recommend!"
Wendy Barker
"Gripping, Fast-Paced, I Didn't Want It To End! A Must Read! 'Chasing Diana' kept me interested from beginning to end… The characters are colorful and kept me entertained… The story line was interesting and fast-paced, keeping my attention throughout the book! I actually didn't want it to end… A page-turner from start to finish, the story is fast-paced, filled with intrigue and action. I loved the ending, which keeps readers on the tips of their toes!"
Kari Tandy
"A Total Page Turner!"
This book was a total page turner. The characters were easy to relate to and you could feel the emotion of their ordeal. I would love to talk to the authors to compare the fact and fiction that we, the readers, are faced with. It keeps you guessing and questioning even after you have finished. Awesome Job!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014494595
  • Publisher: Firestone Media Ent. Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 252
  • File size: 725 KB

Meet the Author

ROBIN FIRESTONE, co-author, is also known as "The Home Business Diva;" she is highly respected as an international coach, speaker and trainer in the Personal and Prosperity Development industry. Her monthly business advice column "Ask The Diva" is featured in The Home Business Connection magazine.

Having experienced many personal tragedies early on in life, Robin has learned the importance of giving back. She is committed to volunteering and charity; Robin has worked with learning disabled students and has also chaired numerous fund raisers. As a cancer survivor in her late 20s, Robin subsequently volunteered in the Pediatric Oncology department for a Long Island, NY hospital, founded an "AIDS Awareness Program" on the elementary school level, and still found the time to hold the title of PTA President for her son Brandon's school district!

Robin is currently doing research for her new book entitled "The Home Business Diva Tells All."

JACK FIRESTONE, co-author, is a graduate of New York University. He's now an entrepreneurial executive who sells and markets his and Robin’s unique personal development products on-line and in the print media; he's a highly regarded motivational trainer and a savvy business coach, as well.

Jack has also worked in many aspects of the entertainment industry: as a TV program syndication distribution executive for shows such as "The New Newlywed Game," "The Gong Show," "Candid Camera," et. al., as a company owner specializing in TV advertising, and as an actor (he is an active member of AFTRA and the Screen Actors Guild.)

Jack has been happily married to his princess, Robin for over 30 years. They are currently involved in the Global Giving program http://www.globalgiving.org, an internationally recognized charity hub. Their son, Brandon, is about to complete four years at a prestigious U.S. medical school, and will be specializing in Emergency Medicine.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    Not worth reading

    This was one of the worst books I have ever read. Not worth your time.

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  • Posted October 16, 2008

    Chasing Diana

    Rhonda, James and Ben Goodrich are on their way to Paris unknowing what they are about to witness, and the tragedy that is about to befall them. When they arrive, pretty much immediately they make enemies from the French. A family is working together to kill Dodi Al Fayed, but they end up killing Princess Diana in the process. Chasing Diana is written in a screenplay format, and the scene continues.<BR/><BR/>Being pursued for the photo¿s that James has on his camera, they¿re now on the ¿hit list.¿ Jacques and Laurent seem to fail at every turn. When the crash and deaths of Diana and Dodi Al Fayed are announced, James and Rhonda tell their story to TV shows all over the world. In a way James uses the publicity to further his own acting career and is an all out glory hog even against Rhonda¿s wishes. <BR/><BR/>A year later the couple are still pursued, the story has been told from their point of view, and now the are about to stare right into the barrel of a gun¿ how are they going to get out of this one?<BR/><BR/>As I said, Chasing Diana by Jack and Robin Firestone is written in screenplay format inspired by their own true story. It was a little distracting, I think this should be written as an actual book as I wasn¿t really into the screenplay, it lacked the necessary detail to be able to visualize the characters at times. If this were an actual movie and I were watching it, it would be amazing I¿m sure. The story that is told by James and Rhonda is truly captivating and I can not even begin to fathom what it was like to be them although it was hard to tell what was true and what was fiction. The only qualm I have is the formatting, besides that it gives you a peek into what may have happened the day Princess Diana¿s car crashed. 3.5 Hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2008

    A quick interesting read.

    Where were you the night Princess Diana died? I was at a baseball game but Jack and Robin Firestone were in a taxi in Paris driving by the accident that tragically took the life of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed. Chasing Diana is a fictional account of the behind the scenes look into the deaths with just enough truth thrown in to make you wonder. Cleverly written as a screenplay, the story kept me riveted to the pages. We learn how Diana¿s death and the media frenzy that follows does, affects a family that¿s already experiencing personal turmoil. Throughout the whole book I wondered exactly how much was fiction and how much was reality. This was the first screenplay style novel that I¿ve read and it easy to read. I recommend this book to anyone who had any interest in Princess Diana and those who want a speedy one or two day read.

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