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Friday, January 17, 2014

The Third Rule of Ten by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay

The Third Rule of Ten:  A Tenzing Norbu Mystery             

Keep current with the truth: we’re only as weak as our secrets— especially the ones we keep from ourselves.

Ten Norbu, former Tibetan monk, former homicide
 detective, and current private investigator, realizes the danger of keeping secrets, but the secrets he decides to keep continue to accumulate.

Even after formulating his third rule of Ten, he acknowledges his failure to "keep current with the truth."

Outwardly, Ten's life is proceeding well on both the professional and personal levels.  Ten knows, however, that there are undercurrents bothering him--but he isn't ready to face them.

His new case leads him down a digressive path.  From a missing person's case, to gangs and drugs, and other avenues (both medical and political) that appear to be related --Ten follows one link in the chain to another.

The Dharma Detective must work through his own personal issues and confront a deadly threat that has an unexpected author.  When Ten realizes who the villain is, he receives a profound shock.

I love this series.  Love the characters, the Buddhist references, the plots.  Hope Hendricks and Lindsay are busy with the Fourth Rule of Ten!

NetGalley/Hay House

Mystery.  Feb.  2014.  


  1. That is quite a resume! This sounds like a great book and series.

  2. Sounds like a series I should add to the long list of books to read! Hope the new year has gotten off to a good start for you all!

  3. Wendy - Ten Norbu is a great character, and I've really enjoyed each of his rules!

    Teresa - Ten has a "rule" for each of the novels; each has to do with his personal dilemmas. You'd like this series!