Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Broken Rules of Ten by Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay

Mystery Novella
I recently read a mystery novella titled The Broken Rules of Ten by Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay. The Broken Rules of Ten is approximately 121 pages in length and is the first read in the Tenzing Norbu Mystery Series.

Before I write my review for The Broken Rules of Ten by Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay, I would like to add that I am familiar with Gay Hendricks as an author and as "one of the major contributors to the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind therapies." (Quote source Amazon). But I've never read any of his relationship/mind-body books before. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I even became aware that Gay Hendricks had begun writing the Tenzing Norbu Mystery Series with Tinker Lindsay. I learned about the Tenzing Norbu Mystery Series when they both came to The Sacred Space in Summerland, California to talk about their new mystery series and sign copies of their new book. I attended this particular author signing event and was able to meet both authors and have them sign copies of their novels. Click here to see my post about attending this author signing event -- it was an awesome author event to attend! 

Long story short, I finally found time to read the ebook edition of The Broken Rules of Ten by Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay this past week. I enjoyed reading this novella. It's a good introduction to the leading character, Tenzing Norbu. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

The following is a plot summary for The Broken Rules of Ten by Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay from Amazon:
In this prequel to the popular Tenzing Norbu Mystery series, we meet Ten as a confused 13-year-old boy—before his life as an ex-Buddhist-monk, ex-LAPD-officer, turned private eye. The Broken Rules of Ten invites readers to join Ten as he navigates his first brush with mysticism, mystery, and maybe even murder. 
Like most teenagers, Ten’s life is rife with change and emotional upheaval. In addition to his newfound fascination with girls and some unexpected bodily sensations, he’s been spending less time with his Parisian mother and more time in his Tibetan father’s Dharamshala monastery. This, in conjunction with the fact that his best friends, Yeshe and Lobsang, aren’t having the same revelations about the world around them, leaves Ten feeling puzzled and isolated. 
When the brilliant 17-year-old scholar Lama Nawang, already a legend and a star, takes the lonely boy under his wing, Tenzing senses that his luck is about to change—and it does, but not in the way he expects. He becomes entangled in a dark web of intrigue including the theft of a secret teaching, the betrayal of a community’s trust, and the mysterious death of a local Indian boy. Tenzing breaks almost every rule in the monastery, along with a young girl’s heart, as he struggles to recover the Buddha’s sacred text and uncover the real reason behind Lama Nawang’s cascading series of seemingly wrong actions.
I am giving The Broken Rules of Ten by Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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