“You’ve got to read it. It’s fascinating.”—Al Terzi, Fox CT anchor


Fox CT “The Real Story”

—A third casino in CT? [WATCH VIDEO]

—Casinos in CT [WATCH VIDEOS]

—The ‘Curse’ of More Gambling in CT [WATCH VIDEO]

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Readers from across the country are engaged in a story that could happen in any town. Here is a sampling of comments about The Curse:


Cox Cable CT: “Page 1” with Zita Christian
[watch interview]
“It takes a skilled storyteller to braid power, greed, and addiction with a state capital, a tribal nation, and a desperate small town. That’s precisely what Bob Steele does in The Curse.

Zita Christian,
“Page 1,” Cox Cable, Connecticut

“I purchased Mr. Steele’s book following his talk this noon. I never read a book on a Tuesday afternoon but having met Bob, I decided why not start it today. Well, the bad news is—I never put it down. I read for 7½ hours and enjoyed every page. And for once, I did not read the last chapter first and of course I am glad I didn’t. Wonderful read from many different aspects, including the flow and the twist and the moral challenges in play.”

Thomas Sawyer, Massachusetts
Retired Publisher, Milford (MA) Daily News                                                                                           [more comments]



Connecticut Author Trail Appearance
Bob Steele’s presentation was a huge hit with our audience. He packed the library and was kind enough to stay and answer questions from our patrons. His talk was incredibly interesting and he read from his book as well.

Afton Seal, Director
Guilford Smith Memorial Library
South Windham, CT                                                                                                                                                                                                         [more comments]

The Story

During the 1990s two Connecticut Indian tribes built the world’s two biggest gambling casinos in the southeastern corner of the state, resulting in what has been termed a “gambling Chernobyl.”

The Curse is a novel based on those events.

[go to About the Book]