A Tenzing Norbu Mystery
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 latest 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 (from Netgalley)
I have so grown to like these stories about Tenzing Norbu. They are light and fun, fast paced and entertaining. The other day, I even found myself using one of Ten’s meditative sayings. My only concern has to do with the statement on the publisher’s website that this is part of a three book detective series. WHAT!?!?!?! Only three books? Please say it isn’t so!
Thank you to Hay House, Inc, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.
Publish date: January 1, 2013