News: The Shadows of Owls
Released in 2013 by the University of Washington Press
". . . it is the power of love, a family's fierce devotion and unswerving friendship that propel this exciting and deeply moving novel. Keeble has crafted an armchair-gripping eco-thriller that is broad and generous in its portrayal of ordinary people caught in the grip of unchecked power."
Tim McNulty, The Seattle Times.
"And so, Shadows of Owls is less a thriller and is, at heart, a meticulously recorded document of the life and land in the Idaho Panhandle and British Columbia. Keeble's love for the area . . . is contagious. Kate and her family are likable, it's engaging and, toward the end, nail-biting to read as they tumble toward uncertain fates and a disquieting conclusion. . . . Keeble has created a parallel universe that will likely stay with the reader for a long time."
Kate Whittle, Missoula Independent.
"Keeble's prose and descriptions of the landscape in the Northwest are stunning, and he takes every opportunity to slow the narrative and observe the beautfy of what surrounds the characters . . . the story is riveting and suspenseful. . . ."
Heather Paulson, Booklist.
". . . a heart-racing new novel, The Shadows of Owls, a literary thriller about a female marine biologist whose research jeopardizes the building of an oil pipeline in Alaska's Chukchi Sea."
Mike Dillon, City Living Seattle.