The Corcoran Affair is a political thriller. President Tom Corcoran is a tough-talking conservative Republican who built his career by railing against liberals, gays and social activists. However, just as he is about to launch his re-election campaign, the President learns that he is HIV-positive and likely to come down with AIDS. The stunning news not only endangers Corcoran's presidency and threatens his marriage. It also sets off a perilous test of wills between the White House chief of staff seeking to cover up the President's health and an aggressive tabloid reporter hot on the trail of the President's secret. Their battle-raging from the front pages to the evening news to a hospital ward in the Midwest-rivets the nation as the President struggles to save his presidency while the media try to uncover the truth.