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The First Rule of Ten : A Tenzing Norbu Mystery

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Tenzing Norbu has work troubles. 'Ten' has already swapped life as a Buddhist monk for a career in the LAPD; now he's becoming a private eye. His last day as an LA cop could have gone more smoothly: a simple domestic dispute ends with two bodies, three victims and an unceremonious exit.

But he's in for a rude awakening if he thinks life as a PI is going to be less complicated. His first case is a tangle of strange cults, Hollywood double-dealing and suspicious deaths. Even with his years of spiritual training, Ten has a hard time balancing deadly suspects, a wayward pet cat, a fiery ex-partner and the start of a new romance...

The First Rule of Ten is the action-packed start of the unforgettable Tenzing Norbu series. www.rules-of-ten.com
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 133 x 195 x 25mm | 356g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781802696
  • 9781781802694
  • 640,609

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Awareness and adventure go hand-in-hand in this wow of a whodunnit. It's got plenty of surprising plot twists, but even better, it's rich with insight into the complexity of human relationships and being alive in this modern-day world. What could be better?
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A fast-paced thriller with a heart. Great storyline, refreshingly different characters and dazzling insights when you least expect them. -- David Michie author of The Dalai Lama's Cat Talk about a 'perfect Ten!' Savvy, sharp, and spiritual, Tenzing Norbu is one of the most compelling detectives I've encountered on the page. And The First Rule of Ten is a great introduction - a complicated, involving story that combines cults, crime, and Buddhist teachings to great effect. -- Alison Gaylin, Edgar-nominated author of Hide Your Eyes, Heartless, and You Kill Me Awareness and adventure go hand-in-hand in this wow of a whodunnit. It's got plenty of surprising plot twists, but even better, it's rich with insight into the complexity of human relationships and being alive in this modern-day world. What could be better? -- Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food and God Now this is a detective for the 21st century! Who could resist a former Buddhist monk who lives by the dharma, drives a vintage yellow Mustang, eats five-star vegan PB&J's, and enjoys a close relationship with a sentient being named Tank - a blue Persian of a certain size? On the other hand, his relationships with beings of the human persuasion aren't nearly so smooth. Which is great for a P.I. - no one messes with Ten - but lousy for romance. Tenzing Norbu is wholly original and very, very real - a great addition to detective fiction. The First Rule of Ten has really got me hooked! -- Julie Smith, author of the Skip Langdon series
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About Gay Hendricks

Gay Hendricks is a best-selling author with more than 30 books to his credit. The Tenzing Norbu Mystery series, which began with The First Rule of Ten, is Hendricks's first foray into fiction.

Tinker Lindsay is an accomplished screenwriter and author who has written and produced a wide variety of books and films.
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