RaveThe Washington PostIn Empire of Pain, Keefe marshals a large pile of evidence and deploys it with prosecutorial precision ... How Purdue came to be...is one of many contorted tales of family conflict that can occasionally be difficult to follow. But Keefe is a gifted storyteller who excels at capturing personalities, which is no small thing given that the Sacklers didn’t provide access ... During the bankruptcy hearings, several family members of the deceased tried to speak, apparently hoping for closure. Among them was a woman who lost her brother ... She didn’t get to make her speech. The judge said it was inappropriate for the forum. But the story lives on in Keefe’s book—juxtaposed, as it should be, with that of the Sacklers.