cover image Silent Partners

Silent Partners

Elizabeth Jeffett. Elton-Wolf Publishing, $24.95 (400pp) ISBN 978-1-58619-032-3

A stunning female oil executive sees her best friend killed at the outset of Silent Partners, a slick, overstuffed thriller by Elizabeth Jeffett. Alex Sheridan Blake was devoted to Christine, but since Christine's death, Alex has been haunted by a recurring dream in which oil turns to blood on her hands. Jeffett gives convincing glimpses of the moneyed life in Dallas and Denver, but the mystery plot loses steam early on.