A strange late night visit from one of Hunter's colleagues turns out to be linked to the murder of a young woman, who appears to have been electrocuted during an interrogation.
A proposed ballot initiative raises the issue of illegal gambling. Lou is forced to fire the paper's business reporter when he violates conflict-of-interest rules in an attempt to pay off his gambling debts. Mrs. Pynchon considers dropping sports lines and other features in the paper that provide information used in illegal betting.moreless
A dissatisfied Thrush collaborator tips U.N.C.L.E. off to a new deadly hiccup gas. A pendant he wears leads Illya to Greenwich Village and an art gallery run by Mark Ole, a Thrush agent. Starving artist Sylvia Harrison joins Illya, who is nearly suffocated at the hands of a foam producing machine.moreless