The personal events made him change his mind from professional sports to pursue a masters' degree in drug development and research. Fast forward to several years after his masters' degree, he met Sandra along the Charles River. They were both on in-line skates. They recognized each other and began to date. Once again the sense of mystery came to haunt Ted. A vandal slashed their tires. This time there were additional and stranger mysteries unrelated but worthy to be solved. They came to realize that a stalker was around the neighborhood.
An acquaintance of Ted, Jack Stravinsky also known as Boomerang came back into his life to be the guide that aided Sandra and Ted make sense of the mysteries and of the mayhem and death that ensued following his return.