Writer Mike Roy was brought in to help Erica Kane write her autobiography,
Raising Kane. Though she was an entrepreneur and model, a writer she was
not. The two but heads over creative differences; but underneath their
conflicts, there was a great sexual tension. Soon, they shared their first
1984: Mike an Erica’s blossoming relationship was
compromised by her need for fame. Raising Kane was rousing success. New
Pine Valley business mogul Adam Chandler bought the rights to the book.
He was intent on making it a motion picture. Erica pursued the lead role,
but Mike wanted to brace her for failure. After all, she was a model,
not an actress.
Mike was sent away for a writing assignment in Tibet, his area of focus
in college. When he returned from his trip, he found Erica a married woman.
She had married Adam to assure her a role in Raising Kane.
Even though she was married to another man, Mike and Erica’s flame
still burned brightly. Not soon after Adam’s sudden death, the couple
eloped. Their newfound happiness was compromised by his sudden revival.
It was all a test to see if Erica had gotten over Erica. Erica realized
she would never be happy with Adam and divorced him to be with Mike.
Mike set down his roots in Pine Valley, taking a job in the University’s
journalism department. He had gotten word that someone had placed a hit
on Brooke English and Mark Dalton. He went to warn them, when he got in
the way of the assassins bullet. As he laid dying in an open field, Erica
recited their long anticipated marriage vows. Mike was rushed to the hospital,
where he was proclaimed dead on arrival.
Mike made a surprise return from the dead. After being shot, he was recruited
to be a secret agent. He told Erica he was back in Pine Valley for a secret
mission, but his focus was on getting Erica back. The only problem was
that Erica was no engaged to marry Jackson Montgomery. Erica begged Mike
to leave. Mike agreed to leave Erica forever for one more night together.
After their romantic interlude, Mike held up his end of the bargain. Mike
called on his partner, Adrian Sword, to complete his mission.