Monday, January 9, 2012
The First Rule of Ten by Gay Hendricks, Tinker Lindsay
"Don't ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers." That's the first rule of Ten. It's also one of his best rules.
Hay House and Net Galley let me read an ebook of this story for review (thank you). It was published January 1st and is out in paperback now.
Ten is an interesting creature. He's an ex-Monk, soon to be an ex-cop who has Buddhist teachings firmly in his head. He has aspirations to become a private investigator. Unfortunately, his first case has to be done for free because the dead man's friend has no money.
This story has interesting plot. Ten's Buddhist background gives it a unique flavor. There are old hippies, old musicians, and the mob involved. It's highly unlikely all these types would be merge into one common denominator, but they do. It's possible; we all know truth is stranger than fiction. There are twists and turns all the way through the story. It certainly kept my attention.
This is the first book in a series, so Ten will be around again. I'm anxiously to see how much he learns on his next PI adventure and interested to see if Julie returns to him. You'll need to read the book to see what I'm talking about. It's a good read, try it.