Royce was also pretty prolific (died in 1997) and wrote
the Bulman series among others of which this is one
(again not listed as such on FF). The Bulman series was
made into a fine TV series a while back, although I only
realised this a little way into this book. Not really my type
of thing with lots of thriller elements and somewhat fantastic
and unreal political bits.

(June 2007)