Meet Houston PI Ted Mitchell who prefers life downtown, inside Highway 610, the loop that encircles the city. He has not been able to move on from the wife who left him for a stalled theatrical career.... until he meets Sylvia, the second wife of Texas oil baron Cal Everett, who hires him to locate a long-lost love. After Everett is gunned down, Ted is ensnared in the loop of three women who each had the means, the motive, and the opportunity for murder in Inside the Loop.
Houston private investigator Ted Mitchell hires a Vietnamese secretary with a face disfigured by a plastic surgeon who has built a successful practice on westernizing Asian women, though not everyone benefits under his scalpel. When Ted discovers a connection between the surgeon and the murder of his own father many years before, he pursues the truth to the end of the line in...The Cutter.