Mike is first and foremost a soldier, but at the opening of the novel is beginning to question where his military career is taking him. Loyal and dedicated to his country, he suspects his superior of acting on an agenda of his own. Mike also has a secret, an odd mutation that gives him exceptionally keen senses – not exactly an advantage in a world where overstimulation is the norm.
The Cameron family owns the global corporation Epsilon Industries. Mike is a director of the company, and independently wealthy, but he keeps his involvement in the family business to a minimum. Family and business obligations too-frequently conflict with his ‘real’ work. Mike joined the US army immediately after his graduation, and has fought in several wars. During a mission to rescue American prisoners, he was taken prisoner by the enemy. Reported killed in action, he remained a prisoner for twenty months. He still carries the scars, both physical and psychological.
On his return home, Mike found it difficult to return to the army. He was given the opportunity to transfer to UMIAC: government covert intelligence. Here, Mike feels he has found his true calling and he has a talent for the work.
Mike is a deeply private man with few close relationships. Those include his immediate family and Leo Grant, his UMIAC colleague. He has no romantic partner at the time City of Rain begins.