Ned Baker was on top of the world. He had just landed the biggest candidate in the Presidential campaign, and his career as a political pollster looked so bright. Except for this nagging pain in his back. But when Ned learns the reason behind his back pain, the devastation of a stunning cancer diagnosis, his entire world is rocked. And as if things could not get any worse, he becomes embroiled in an assassination plot that threatens to destroy his freedom, his livelihood, and his family. The journey plunges Ned into a dark and uncertain future where he must navigate past corrupt federal law enforcement agents, as well as doctors who disagree on how best to treat his illness. Ned's courageous battle to prove his innocence and overcome his disease represents a triumph of the human spirit. CURSE OF THE AFFLICTED weaves political intrigue and medical drama together into a compelling story of life, death and redemption.