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The Third Rule of Ten (Book) Review

 
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4.5/ 5


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An unexpected story line couples with a series of likable characters to make for an enjoyable read.

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Newcomers to the series may feel a bit lost on some details of Ten's past.


Final Fiendish Findings?

A Tenzing Norbu Mystery Tenzing Norbu is a private investigator, but there is so much more than meets the eye to this very capable sleuth. The son of a Tibetan monk and an American woman, Ten grew up in the calm and structured life of a Buddhist monk. As if ex-monk is enough for interest, […]

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Posted June 23, 2014 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

A Tenzing Norbu Mystery

Tenzing Norbu is a private investigator, but there is so much more than meets the eye to this very capable sleuth. The son of a Tibetan monk and an American woman, Ten grew up in the calm and structured life of a Buddhist monk. As if ex-monk is enough for interest, Ten is also an ex-LAPD detective, and he’s going to need every bit of the contacts he’s made during his time on the force to crack his latest case.

Bets McMurtry is a rising star in the Christian conservative political realm, but like all politicians there are a few skeletons in her closet that she’d rather not be made public. So when a trusted employee and friend turns up missing, she can’t simply go to the police and file a report, as they wouldn’t take too kindly to her practice of employing an illegal immigrant. Her old friend Mac Gannon brings in Ten – if anyone kind find Bets’ employee and keep it under wraps, it’s Ten. Unfortunately, this is far from an open and shut case. As an illegal, she has no paper trail. What she does have is some rather suspicious looking connections that end up taking Ten deep into a massive conspiracy that goes far beyond a simple missing persons case.

Drugs, money, mystery, greed – The Third Rule of Ten has it all, wrapped up in a main character that is oh, so easy to like. Whether he’s firing shots or doting on his kitty, Ten has a certain charm that is inescapable. As he wrestles with some tough personal choices regarding both his love life and his belief system, Ten keeps his wits sharp and his gun ready – the hallmark of a great private detective story. The story line is one that surprises you at most turns, but manages to stay believable throughout. Thought newcomers to the Tenzing Norbu series may find themselves a little lost in certain details of Ten’s past, for the most part it’s a book that is easy to get lost in, regardless of whether you’ve read the series or not.

The Third Rule of Ten is an engrossing mystery that throws plot twists and unexpected situations at you at every turn – and you’ll love it. Ten is the quintessential private eye – charming, clever, and oh so likable.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)