First Rule of Ten, The: A Tenzing Norbu Mystery
'Don't ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers.' That's the first rule of Ten. In The First Rule of Ten, Tenzing Norbu ('Ten' for short) - ex-Buddhist monk and soon-to-be-ex-cop - 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. '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
'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 Tenis a great intorduction - a complicated, involving story that combines cults, crime, and Buddhist teachings to great effect.' Alison Gaylin, Edgar-nominated author of Hide Your Eyes '
Now this is a detective for the 21st century! 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