Royce Glas is a U.S. military officer that went AWOL due to being disillusioned by the actions of his employers. He now lives by his own rules and takes odd jobs for extra cash. Now wanted by the United States federal government, his life is in constant danger.
"Once a highly decorated officer of the U.S. military, Commander Royce Glas belonged to a government organization so secret that even the CIA is not aware of its existence. He is an expert in high-tech weaponry and counterintelligence. After his fallout with the administration, Glas has become a hunted man by the very same government he once so proudly served. Now a renegade with the knowledge of secrets that could topple the balance of powers in the world, Glas operates on the edge of the law and will kill in defense of himself or his mission without hesitation. Numbed by vengeance, Glas now takes on various dangerous assignments for money, as well as the satisfaction of his own sense of justice."
—Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix - Prima's Official Strategy Guide
"Royce learned his shady crafts in the U.S. military. Covert operations honed his stealth and combat skills, making him one of the most dangerous people in the world. He doesn't take that lightly. Thoughtful and methodical, Royce is as likely to find a quiet solution to a problem as he is a violent one. He doesn't kill without a very good reason."