Mike Thorpe is a officer in the elite Delta Force.
Having risen to the rank of Captain by the start of the series through courageous, gutsy action in several hotspots around the world, Thorpe is no stranger to danger and his rugged though still handsome face reflects it clearly. Standing 6'2 and solid muscle, Thorpe has learned the hard way that hesitation can get one killed faster than most things when action happens and he never hesitates. His actions in the first of the two recorded adventures would get him promoted to Major but also make him more than his share of enemies including one high up the food chain. Luckily, it also earned him the respect of many others.
Thorpe had intentions of making the military his career and his successes with the Special Forces, especially connected to SO/NEST department hunting down nuclear problems that have nothing to do with science but with those who want to use them. Married with a son, however, he knew that his constant absence was destroying the best thing he would likely ever have so at the end of the first book, he would say goodbye to that life. Two years later as the second book starts, he is called back to active duty suffering from a tragedy he has no desire to discuss.
While in Delta, Thorpe worked very closely with other departments and agencies, including the CIA where the work done for them is so classified his immediate supervisor is not permitted to know. It helped make him friends with highly placed officials in friendly nations and gave him a big black mark on his dossier with those not so friendly.
Sharing the stage with Thorpe in this short series is Major Parker, a beautiful and highly intelligent missile specialist who gets involved in the Omega Missile incident from a different direction than Thorpe but soon learns that the two need and complement each other. Her actions in the first adventure also get her promoted to Lieutenant Colonel but leaves her with several powerful people at the Pentagon who would like to see her gone. Luckily, she has even more powerful connections elsewhere, including Congress and the CIA. Moreover, her attitude is decidedly hard-core about such things.
She does not get involved with the action like Thorpe does but without her help on several occasions, Thorpse knows he would be a statistic.