The First Rule of Ten: A Tenzing Norbu Mystery Book Description
Tenzing Norbu (“Ten” for short)—ex-monk and soon-to-be ex-cop—is a protagonist unique to our times. In The First Rule of Ten, the first installment in a three-book detective series, we meet this spiritual warrior who is singularly equipped, if not occasionally ill-equipped, as he takes on his first case as a private investigator in Los Angeles.
Growing up in a Tibetan Monastery, Ten dreamed of becoming a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. So when he was sent to Los Angeles to teach meditation, he joined the LAPD instead. But as the Buddha says, change is inevitable; and ten years later, everything is about to change—big-time—for Ten. One resignation from the police force, two bullet-wounds, three suspicious deaths, and a beautiful woman later, he quickly learns that whenever he breaks his first rule, mayhem follows.
Set in the modern-day streets and canyons of Los Angeles, The First Rule of Ten is at turns humorous, insightful, and riveting—a gripping mystery as well as a reflective, character-driven story with intriguing life-lessons for us all. (Amazon)
“You cannot quit, Ten,” he said. “Not now. Oh Christ, take a seat, will you? You’re doing that monk-stare. Gives me the creeps.” (Chapter 2 )
I am lucky enough to have received this novel The First Rule of Ten: A Tenzing Norbu Mystery by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay for review before its 1 January 2012 publication date. At only 50 pages in I’m finding it effortless reading and Tenzing an extremely likeable protagonist!
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