Welsh nationalists, assisted by the usual savage international terrorists, kidnap the heir to the throne and his nanny, providing the story of a lifetime for a Celtic-speaking BBC newsman. No longer willing to settle for funny robes and group sings, the members of Undeb Cymru Fydd (Union of Future Wales), decide to get tough with the Saxon invaders. In a brilliantly planned attack on the opening of a posh people's kindergarten, Undeb Cymru Fydd activists make off with the cute little heir. apparent and his dedicated Scottish nanny, whom they hold for ransom. Terms: a billion pounds invested in Welsh industry, a million pounds for the kidnappers, and 24-hour Welsh TV on the Beeb. Alas for them, the plan starts to unravel early on as the English start locking up and torturing every loose Welshman, narrowing in on the nationalists until they're forced to flee to the homeland. They hide in a primitive farmhouse, and the savage international terror consultants start to get on every one's nerves. But it's not too awfully long before sympathetic BBC newsman Peter Holt and Wily Major Robert Grenvile track everybody down, bringing with them the bloodthirsty Special Air Services as well as some wily, coldblooded, independent operators with designs of their own on the little prince. From first-novelist Mayse, a good, workmanlike, British-style thriller with welcome new scenery. Includes handy Welsh pronunciation guide.