The Episode is a novel of epilepsy, lost memory and suspense. Only yesterday, reporter Daniel Cooper was a free man–free to ignore the limits of conventional journalism, free from the seizures that anticonvulsant drugs had suppressed for more than two decades. But now a violent epileptic attack has stolen more than 24 hours from his memory and there is a dead man on his doorstep, a mysterious .45 in his apartment, and two detectives on his back. Could he possibly have committed murder in a fit of epileptic rage? Against a background of poisonous duplicity, Daniel relentlessly tries to recapture the lost hours and get to the bottom of what he believes to be a major criminal conspiracy involving drugs and the rampant greed of a New York City real estate baron.