About 20 years ago I read a novel in which Prince Charles and other royal family members were the victims of a terror attack. I have been thinking about that book and would like to read it again, only problem is I can’t remember the title or author. Ring a bell for anyone?
Sounds like Patriot Games by Tom Clancy (New York: Putnam, 1987)
A sequel to Dickinson's King and Joker , this novel focuses on the same fictional British royal family after the death of heroine Princess Louise's grandmother, Grand Duchess Marie Romanov. Dickinson juggles several subplots--a rumor of possible terrorist action; the odd behavior of Louise's sister-in-law--but concentrates mostly on the Grand Duchess's possibly scandalous letters and the strange woman hired to translate them from Russian. This rather slight story is bolstered by a facile, intelligent prose style, well-developed characters, and some penetrating insights into how it feels to live a life where one's every action is dictated, discussed, and endlessly scrutinized. Less a suspense thriller than a "slice of life," this should please those looking for a leisurely, literate change of pace. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/89.
Warlord by Tom Bell (2010) has Prince Charles involved in a terrorist plot against the royal family.