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!
Mystery. Feb. 2014.