Peyton Cote Thrillers
Set in Aroostook County, Maine, a place close to the author's heart, these books star Peyton Cote, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and single mom.
Destiny's Pawn (Peyton Cote #3)
Peyton's Fate Depends on the Unlikely Pawn in a Quarter-Century-Old Crime
When Agent Peyton Cote discovers a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy along the Canadian border, she has no idea who placed him there or why. And Victor Tankov, on his deathbed in Russia, likes it that way. By giving the boy political asylum, Peyton sets in motion a plan 25 years in the making, leading back to the world's largest art heist at Boston's Gardner Museum.
In his most ambitious work yet, D. A. Keeley blends one of the most famous crimes of the century with the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, creating an action-packed international thriller. As events unfold, Peyton hunts for a painting worth $150 million and the criminal masterminds who are determined to sell it no matter the cost.
"[A] solid third Peyton Cote novel." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Destiny's Pawn
Fallen Sparrow (Peyton Cote #2)
When U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Peyton Cote is called to a mysterious burned-out cabin, she has no idea it will lead her to reconnect with Dr. Sherry Duvall. Their re-acquaintance, however, comes under difficult circumstances―Sherry's brother is accused of murder, and her father and mother have just died in a murder-suicide.
On the home front, single-mom Peyton is waging a different battle―helping son Tommy fight his learning disability. Amidst all this, a man is lurking who has only revenge on his mind, the kind of revenge that could cripple the nation and leave even those close to him as nothing more than fallen sparrows.
"[Keeley's] tough but compassionate heroine triumphs against the odds."―Kirkus Reviews
"This edgy and emotional thrill ride will captivate readers."―RT Book Reviews
Bitter Crossing (Peyton Cote #1)
Having spent the last seven years in Texas, Border Patrol Agent Peyton Cote is returning home to northern Maine, hoping it will be a safer environment for her young son. But the criminal element has turned what was once a quiet corner of the country into an illicit trade route... and there's no telling what they'll do to protect their interests.
When Peyton finds a baby abandoned in a frozen field near the border, she's pulled into a deadly conspiracy that puts everything - her life, her career, her family - at risk. "Packed with thrills and high-octane action" (Tess Gerritsen, New York Times best-selling author), Bitter Crossing takes fearless heroine Peyton Cote on a breakneck journey through the underground world of dangerous smugglers who play for keeps.
“Packed with thrills and high-octane action, Bitter Crossing (2014) takes fearless heroine
Peyton Cote on a breakneck journey through the underground world of dangerous
smugglers who play for keeps." -- TESS GERRITSEN, New York Times bestselling
author of Rizzoli and Isles novels and TV series.
● “The author paints a striking portrait of the northern Maine landscape . . . Peyton’s strong personality and her unfailing courage should make for some intriguing future adventures.” -- MYSTERY SCENE
"A solid bet for Nevada Barr and Tricia Fields fans." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL
“My favorite kind of page turner.” -- PAUL DOIRON, Edgar Award-nominated author
"A dynamic and affecting story centered around a female border patrol agent who finds murder, mystery, and more in the undiscovered country of northernmost Maine." -- CHUCK HOGAN, Hammett Award-winning author
“[Keeley’s] tough but compassionate heroine triumphs against the odds.”-- KIRKUS
“This edgy and emotional thrill ride will captivate readers." -- RT BOOK REVIEWS