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Corpus Christi detective Kat Morales and her Elven partner Tevis must solve a series of murders committed by a serial killer unlike any the human world has seen before, a soul-less creature from a world where magic replaces science and the creatures of human myths and legends are real. This is the third book in Blair's "Portals" series, a cross-genre blend of fantasy with mystery-detective novels. Blair is also author of "Shadow Path" and "Stormcaller."
An eclectic reader, P.L. Blair describes her bookshelves as a hodgepodge of fantasy and science fiction, from Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter and the works of C.J. Cherryh and Robert Jordan, alongside Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle and Rex Stout and such recent nonfiction works as The Making of the Atomic Bomb and The Hot Zone, dealing with the outbreak of the Ebola virus in a monkey house in Washington, D.C., in the 1990s. She's a self-described ôjunkieö of the CSI and Criminal Minds television series. Blair draws on her background, which includes a lifelong career as a newspaper reporter, to create characters and situations that stimulate the imagination while remaining believably grounded in reality. A native of Tyler, Texas, Patricia Louise Blair discovered her passion for writing at age 8 and decided in junior high school to pursue a career in journalism so she could be paid for doing what she enjoyed doing. She received her Associate in Arts degree in journalism from Tyler Junior College and her BA in journalism, with a minor in government, from Texas Woman's University in Denton. She worked on newspapers in her hometown and in Rockport, Texas (just north of Corpus Christi), before moving to Wyoming in 1985. She has worked for the Buffalo (Wyo.) Bulletin and as a correspondent for the Billings (Mont.) Gazette before accepting a position with The Sheridan (Wyo.) Press in 1996. Blair shares her home with the cats and basset hounds she has adopted, as she is a passionate proponent of adopting animals from shelters or rescue organizations.