I had read the first two books of the Space Police series and had been so delighted with the comedy of those that I had to find out how the whole relationship between Capstan and Dewbush had started. Well, I was not disappointed (again?) in the authors usage of British humour to put a laugh out loud story together, with a complete disregard to both police &/or politicians. I'm actually quite amazed that he hasn't been hung, drawn and quartered himself.)Having all the books in a box set adds beautifully to the flow of the stories.
All I can say is, don't read these books if you are one to be embarrassed by laughing out loud or spitting out food in your mouth in public places - it happened to me on more than one occasion.
By the way, don't forget to read the Space Police series, they're a continuation but with a Sci-Fi storyline. Just as good.