The Graphic Novel
Villard Books, Hardcover, 9780440423638, 180pp.
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Alex Delaware is struggling to keep his relationship with girlfriend Robin Castagna alive when a beautiful face from the past suddenly steps back into his life. Sharon Ransom was Alex's lover back in the day until her mind games and increasingly erratic behavior drove them apart. Now Sharon tries to rekindle old feelings and seek his help with some new troubles. Alex turns her away a decision he bitterly regrets when Sharon ends up dead the next day.
The official ruling is suicide, but for Alex the case won t be closed until he finds out what happened. Driven by guilt and grief, he plunges deep into the territory he knows best where dark secrets, dangerous fears, and twisted needs prey on hearts and minds. With the aid of his trusted friend, homicide cop Milo Sturgis, Alex traces Sharon's fatal path through a world of Hollywood high life riddled with scandal, corruption, and blood where innocence and lives are easily lost.
Scripted by Ande Parks, author of the acclaimed graphic novels "Union Station" and "Capote in Kansas, " and illustrated by Marvel and DC comics veteran Michael Gaydos, "Silent Partner" captures Jonathan Kellerman's trademark blend of crime drama and psychodrama with noirish style and eye-catching, page-turning intensity.
James Pruett began his career as one of the co-founders of the critically-acclaimed anthology series, Negative Burn in 1993. It was through this association with Caliber Comics that James became the Managing Editor for Caliber in September 1994. While at Caliber, he created The Apparition and Black Mist and wrote several series and edited hundreds of titles. After Caliber, James continued to do freelance writing, particularly for Kaos Moon published by the European Comic Company, Tusk Entertainment, where he served as Managing Editor, in addition to writing for such titles as X-Men Unlimited for Marvel. James continues to write when his new profession in the corporate world gives him a breather. Desperado Publishing released two of his graphic novels- Abandoned with painted art by Michael Gaydos, and Black Mist featuring art by Mike Perkins. James currently is working on several treatments and screenplays for various studios and is hard at work on his next graphic novels, Strait Jacket and Synergy. Writing credits include: X-Men Unlimited; Negative Burn; Black Mist; The Apparition; Kaos Moon; Raven Chronicles; Caliber Core; Abandoned; Burning Circle; Kilroy; Book of Angels; Inferno; among others.
Parks has been employed in the world of comic-book inking for over 10 years.
"A complex and haunting story of tangled personalities, deeply buried family secrets, and of violence lying thinly under the surface ... Hits the reader right between the eyes." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review