Robert Steele and his wife

Robert Steele and his wife, Betsy, with the Connecticut River in the background.

About the Author

Robert H. Steele is a businessman with an extensive background in government and politics. A graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University, he served in the CIA and Congress (2nd District, CT) and was a nominee for governor of Connecticut.

His years as a public official and civic leader, as well as his deep roots in Connecticut—including two decades living on the edge of the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation—made him uniquely qualified to write this epic story.

With meticulous research concerning both Connecticut history and the impact of gambling, Steele wields historical details with firsthand knowledge of the 1990s gambling expansion to weave a tale of greed, politics and town and tribal conflict set in the fictional town of Sheffield, Connecticut.