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Tibetan monk, turned LA cop, turned PI — it’s nothing less than one would expect from a successful relationship expert’s first mystery novel — and it’s a perfect choice to launch Hay House’s new mystery imprint, Visions. Ten is the book’s protagonist (the rules are his). He has a cat named Tank, an ex-girlfriend he calls “she-who-hates-cats”, and he often chooses a cold beer instead of meditation to reduce stress. His spiritual insights run as a sub-theme in his mind, as he chases bad guys and looks for clues. He models himself after Sherlock Holmes (his childhood idol) and has a Dr. Watson style computer-jockey sidekick named Mike.
The action begins when a casual visitor to Ten’s residence turns up dead. Just days after leaving the LAPD, Ten becomes immersed in unraveling the crime and adjusting to being an outsider to his former law-enforcement family. Subtly laced with drugs, sex, and ex-rockers, in addition to a compassionately rendered supporting cast, this one is a page turner with a broad potential audience.
With more books already in the pipeline for the Tenzing Norbu series, customers will want to get to know this new-millennium Magnum/Rockford-style gumshoe as soon as possible. Tell them not to wait for the movie; this is a perfect post-holiday indulgence.
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Great book, love the character and his process of life from being a monk, then immersing himself into the craziness of life in the world. Read book two and finishing up on three. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Paula Fiorenza
I am interested in any mystery that explores Buddhism and the Sharma. Even non Buddhists will enjoy this. Tension is no longer a monk and somewhat at odds with his past. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Samsara
Read it easily in 3 days.....keeps your interest.....keeps you guessingPublished 1 month ago by Gramatana
well look if you think an ex-monk, ex-cop story can get anywhere without having most of the universe explained away by Buddhism and the rote mechanics of cop procedure, good luck. Read morePublished 1 month ago by will crow
Fascinating new character for the detective. I enjoyed this book enough to return and look for more in the series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. W.
It was good. Would have preferred to hear more of his "spiritual" side - but overall I enjoyed it.Published 1 month ago by Resie
Excellent book, unusual detective, highly readable, with a bit of Buddhist philosophy thrown in there! Ten is a most interesting character!!! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mia
Good mystery detective story. Decently written with very good character development. The best part is the positive, meditative problem solving. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joanne Nicholson