SAY NOTHING: A TRUE STORY OF MURDER AND MEMORY IN NORTHERN IRELAND
PUBLISHED BY DOUBLEDAY (US/CANADA) and WILLIAM COLLINS (UK/IRELAND)

“Breathtaking in scope and ambition...Keefe has produced a searing examination of the nature of truth in war and the toll taken by violence and deceit. The result is a lyrically written work that will take its place alongside the best of the books about the Troubles...An unrelenting, epic work.” 

Toby Harnden, The Sunday Times (UK)

“A harrowing story of politically motivated crime that could not have been better told.”

Kirkus (Starred Review)

“Keefe blends threads of espionage, murder mystery, and political history into a single, captivating narrative, deftly turning a complicated and often dark subject into a riveting and informative page-turner that will engage readers of both true crime and popular history.”

Library Journal (Starred Review)

“A real-life whodunnit…moving, accessible…The author’s dogged detective work enables him to plausibly name those who literally pulled the trigger. Tinged with immense sadness, this work never loses sight of the humanity of even those who committed horrible acts in support of what they believed in.”

Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)

“A gripping and profoundly human explanation for a past that still denies and defines the future…Only an outsider could have written a book this good. Irish or British writers are tainted by provenance... I can’t praise this book enough: it’s erudite, accessible, compelling, enlightening."

Melanie Reid, The Times (UK)

“A harrowing but absorbing account…meticulously researched and finely written.”

John Banville, The Irish Independent

“Masterly reportage. A searing reflection on the Troubles and their aftermath…The discerning skill with which Keefe gets inside these characters’ minds may unsettle some readers, but it is also his book’s strength. He shows how people who in peacetime might just have been strong-willed or colorful types came to condone or perpetrate the unspeakable.”

The Economist

“Meticulously reported, exquisitely written, and grippingly told, Say Nothing is a work of revelation.”
David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon

“Equal parts true crime, history, and tragedy. A must read.”
Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

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THE SNAKEHEAD: AN EPIC TALE OF THE CHINATOWN UNDERWORLD AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
PUBLISHED BY DOUBLEDAY (2009) 

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2009 by the  Washington Post ,  Christian Science Monitor ,  Chicago Tribune ,  San Francisco Chronicle ,  Publisher’s Weekly  and the American Library Association. Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Overseas Press Club’s Cornelius Ryan Award for Best Book on International Affairs.

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2009 by the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Publisher’s Weekly and the American Library Association. Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Overseas Press Club’s Cornelius Ryan Award for Best Book on International Affairs.

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Bracing, vivid...Keefe writes gracefully, perceptively, insightfully about a vast array of characters. Without sacrificing one iota of narrative momentum, he untangles a dauntingly complicated [human smuggling] operation so a reader can effortlessly follow along. He makes Sister Ping...as memorable as any character in recent fiction...Riveting.
— New York Times Book Review

“Essential reading. A rich, beautifully told story, so suspenseful and with so many unexpected twists that in places it reads like a John le Carré novel.”
Alex Kotlowitz, The Washington Post

A masterwork. In this single tale about a global criminal, Keefe finds a story of quintessentially American hope.
— The Christian Science Monitor
Exceptional...[Keefe] tells this story with a masterful fluidity, shifting among multiple characters—gangsters at shootouts, passengers fishing off the drifting freighter, maneuvering politicians—all backed up in pages of meticulous citations...An adventure story, crime drama, political thriller and a contemplative look into immigration policy all at once. Each element could be a compelling book in its own right, but [Keefe] combines them for an illuminating whole.
— Cleveland Plain Dealer
An entire room full of Hollywood screenwriters handcuffed to their laptops couldn’t hope to dream up a crime story as gobsmacking as the true-life tale of Sister Ping.
— Boston Phoenix
Timely and compelling…An accomplished investigative journalist, Mr. Keefe delineates a world of raids, bribes, global conspiracies and daylight gun battles; he introduces us to gangsters, hit men, FBI agents, and the notorious, elusive Sister Ping. He places it all squarely in the context of the world’s growing immigration crisis.
— The Wall Street Journal
A brilliant reporter’s account of the Fujianese-American underworld.
— The New York Review of Books
Gripping…Brilliant.
— Los Angeles Times

CHATTER: DISPATCHES FROM THE SECRET WORLD OF GLOBAL EAVESDROPPING
PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE (2005)

A  Foreign Affairs  bestseller. Selected by the  Boston Globe  as one of the Best Books of 2005. Foreign editions in Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, and Japanese.

A Foreign Affairs bestseller. Selected by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Books of 2005. Foreign editions in Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, and Japanese.

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It is absolutely thrilling to see someone as young and as gifted as Patrick Radden Keefe taking on the secret world in Washington. We need much more of this kind of work, and Keefe has made a brilliant start.
Seymour M. Hersh

In his gripping debut as an intellectual sleuth, Patrick Radden Keefe offers sharply observed glimpses of the culture of global eavesdropping. An unusually elegant combination of narrative reporting and analysis.
Jeffrey Rosen

A kind of naturalist’s ramble around the fenced perimeter of the whole vast establishment of technical gear used for intercepting communications…written with fluid grace.
— The New York Review of Books
Deft, trenchant, and eye-opening.
— The Boston Globe

Wonderful.
James Bamford, The Washington Post