The Broken Rules of Ten
Tenzing Norbu's First Mystery
Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay
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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.
The Broken Rules of Ten
My husband, who has been Buddhist for 20+ years, and I, a voracious consumer of mysteries, have thoroughly enjoyed the series The Rules of Ten, and just completed this book about Ten and his life growing up in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Daramshala, India. This book gave us a wealth of information about Ten, his childhood experiences and the major influences on his early life. Reading this book, most enjoyable on its own, will increase our enjoyment of the future Ten books that we fervently hope will continue to be written! Not being Buddhist, I was fascinated by the information about life in a Buddhist monastery, and kept my iPhone handy to look up words not familiar to me, which I found most rewarding.