The First Rule of Ten : Tenzing Norbu Mysteries

  • by Gay Hendricks, Tinker Lindsay
  • Narrated by Jeremy Arthur
  • Series: Tenzing Norbu Mysteries
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Don't ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers." That's the first rule of Ten. 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 10 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.


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Customer Reviews

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Very enjoyable mystery with Buddhist undertones

An excellent performance of an interesting mystery. Ten is a very human character with a Buddhist upbringing. The mystery is real and different yet based on one of the two common motivations for evil. Just when you think it is over, there is still more to come. Highly recommend for any one interested in mysteries and an open mind to other belief systems. Thank you for the good listen!
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- Susan A. Peguero

Umm ... or is that Ommmm

An enjoyable new genre!
It's not noir. It's not supernatural. It's not snarky. It's not the broken-twice divorced, living in the poor house, falling for a hot curvy woman with tears streaking her cheap mascara down her cheeks.
It's wholesome and fullfilling.
The 4 star rating is because the last hour of the book kind of drags. Like too much fluff at the end. But better at the end than the beginning, right? It still could be tighter; the first 85% was so solid and promising.
The romance angle was kind of weak - the overreactions were almost unbelievable, given the characters' ages and otherwise demonstrated maturity. It's easily conceived all relationships need some strife and conflict, but this was borderline juvenile teeny-bop eye-rolling temper tantrums. It also served a higher plot purpose ...
Overall, the scenes were intriguing and innovative. The characters grew, as did friendships, trust, and the truth.
I'd definitely recommend this mystery-suspenseful Tibetan detective audiobook. Will I pick up the next? Most likely yes, within the next 60 days.
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- Myztikal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios