Michael Morgan is an agent with the Special Strike Group.
The SSG, headed by a well respected former MI6 official named Percy Hepworth, was founded to be a fast responding intelligence task force that could operate without the bureaucratic crag mire MI6 was muddled in. Hepworth was allowed 40 agents exactly, to be used to get to trouble spots and assess the true situation. A recruit was allowed only when an agent quit or, more likely, was killed in the line of duty.
This dangerous work called for the most elite in agents who usually worked in pairs. Michael Morgan's partner is Tarja Rankatcharyan, a Ghurka from the kingdom of Nepal. This relationship is a close one and the two agents work and play well together, making for an enjoyable respite from the far more common solitary agent adventure.
Morgan is a tall, dark-haired man whose good looks and physique routinely attracts a second look by most women. He “radiated a sleek, intrinsic strength, an almost arrogant sell-possession that fascinated them.” He was able to cause consternation in such admirers with a flat, direct gaze that confused them, excited them, and eventually scared them a little as his intent was often not obvious. Morgan enjoyed the reaction, and considered himself a bastard for the amusement.
A graduate of Cambridge, Morgan has been in Military Intelligence for nearly a decade before Percy approached him to join the select department. Both Morgan and “Rankat” have been agents with SSG for just over three years and have survived several difficult missions, saving each other’s lives in the process. They both chafed when waiting for the next mission, preferring the action and the danger to sitting safely and bored in London.