Sunday, August 19th, 2012 - John Morgan

An explosive new book has been released this week ahead of the 15th anniversary of the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed. It names the 26 key witnesses who participated in an official cover-up by committing perjury at the 2007-8 London inquests into their deaths.

Entitled Paris-London Connection: The Assassination of Princess Diana, the book is written by Australian-based writer John Morgan, who has spent six years investigating the circumstances of the 1997 Paris crash that took the couple’s lives. Fast-paced, concise, and authoritative, its compelling and readable narrative summarises the detailed evidence contained in Morgan’s highly-acclaimed Diana Inquest series of books.
Morgan concludes the crash was orchestrated by the British intelligence organisation MI6 on the orders of senior figures in the royal family. He reveals the massive degree of state-authorised corruption in the French and British police investigations, and in the London inquest headed by Lord Justice Scott Baker.

Morgan reveals that MI6 officers, agents, and other witnesses representing the British and French authorities, were allowed to lie at the inquest, with no expectation that they would ever be held liable. He names 26 important witnesses who committed perjury, and should have been required to account for their false testimony.

The new book also addresses the critical role played by senior MI6 officer, Sherard Cowper-Coles, who controlled the Paris side of the massive operation. Cowper-Coles went on to become the British ambassador to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and later Afghanistan. Despite his key role in the MI6 operation, Cowper-Coles was not heard from at the inquest and has never been officially interviewed about the case.

Other vital issues covered in Paris-London Connection include the shocking delay in getting Princess Diana to a hospital following the crash. Morgan reveals that during the hour and 43 minutes between the crash and hospitalisation, the ambulance doctors took actions that deliberately hastened her death. Morgan states that the doctors, Jean-Marc Martino and Arnaud Derossi, “effectively murdered Diana in the back of their ambulance. Six minutes after arriving at La Pitié Hospital Diana took her last breath”.

Morgan demonstrates that close cooperation between the French and British authorities – including their intelligence agencies – was critical to the success of the assassination, and to the huge cover-up that followed. He also reveals that British Prime Minister Tony Blair had prior knowledge of the killings, and has subsequently lied about the content of his final conversation with Diana that took place at Chequers just weeks before her death.

Paris-London Connection is a fast-moving, factual narrative that tracks the events leading up to the deaths of Diana and Dodi, the crash in the Alma Tunnel itself, the immediate aftermath, and then the years of inter-governmental cover-up that have occurred since. This impeccably-researched book – based on witness and documentary evidence, some of which was corruptly withheld from the 2007-8 inquest jury – finally gives readers the who, why, and how of the Diana assassination.

John Morgan is the author of the Diana Inquest series of books. Eminent QC Michael Mansfield – who served throughout the six months of the London inquest – has said of this series: “I have no doubt that the volumes written by John Morgan will come to be regarded as the ‘Magnum Opus’ on the crash”.

Mohamed Al Fayed, who lost his son Dodi in the crash, has stated: “I believe that John Morgan has done more to expose the facts of this case than the police in France and Britain.”

Paris-London Connection: The Assassination of Princess Diana is available at Amazon US and UK.

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John Morgan

John Morgan, who is based in Brisbane, Australia, is an investigative writer with a diploma in journalism. Since 2005 he has carried out extensive full-time research into the events surrounding the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed. After studying the Paget report when it was published in December 2006, he was shocked by the content of it. He realised that the £4 million report which took three years to produce was littered with inaccuracies and poorly drawn conclusions -- John viewed it as a huge injustice to the memory of Princess Diana. The 2007 book, Cover-up of a Royal Murder, was the result of his subsequent investigation into the Paget report. John went on to closely follow and analyse the proceedings and transcripts of the London inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed. The Diana Inquest series of books was the result of his thorough research and investigation into that process. This current book, Paris-London Connection, is based on the evidence and forensic analysis in the highly acclaimed Diana Inquest book series.
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