Author and former Congressman (2nd District, CT) Robert Steele wrote The Curse, which is a novel set against the explosion of casino gambling that hit Connecticut during the 1990's, when two Indian tribes built the world's two biggest casino's in the southeastern corner of the state.  WBZ's Dan Rea calls the novel "powerful" and Connecticut author Martin Shapiro describes it as "compelling and epic story of history, money and politics that will make you wonder where America is headed". This book comes at a time when the Northeast is becoming saturated with casinos and casino border wars are intensifying, Connecticut's casino revenue is plummeting and there is growing pressure to legalize internet gambling.