Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday 56: The Second Rule of Ten: A Tenzing Norbu Mystery by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay

 Welcome to this week's Friday 56 - this Friday 56 comes from The Second Rule of Ten: A Tenzing Norbu Mystery by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader/
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
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* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

But that dude? He was nothing but bad news.

The blurb:
Be on the lookout for the unconscious beliefs. They are blinders that prevent you from understanding what is actually happening.

That's the second rule of ten.   Ex-Buddhist monk and ex-LAPD officer turned private eye Tenzing Norbu is back with a new case, a new love, and a whole new set of problems in this fresh installment in the Tenzing Norbu Mystery series.

In The Second Rule of Ten, Norbu investigates the unexplained death of his former client Hollywood mogul Marv Rudolph and searches for the sister, lost during World War II, of wizened Los Angeles philanthropist Julius Rosen.  With two cases and an unforeseen family crisis that sends him back to Tibet, Ten finds himself on the outs with his best buddy and former partner, Bill, who is heading the official police investigation into Marv's death.  Cases and crises start to collide. When Ten mistakenly ignores his second rule, he becomes entangled in an unfortunate association with a Los Angeles drug cartel.  As he fights to save those he loves, and himself, from the deadly gang, he also comes face to face with his own personal demons.  Working through his anger at Bill, doubts about his lady love, and a challenging relationship with his father, Ten learns to see the world in a new light -- and realizes that in every situation the truth is sometimes buried beneath illusion.

About the Authors:
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 Hendrick'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.


  1. I think I'd enjoy the Tenzing Norbu series because he sounds like a quirky character. I imagine the Hollywood setting adds to the story too.

  2. Reading the description, it sounds like a very intriguing read!

  3. sounds really interesting.. should try it myself - starting with the first rule of course.