Synopses & Reviews
Keep current with the truth: we’re only as weak as our secrets—
especially the ones we keep from ourselves.
That’s the Third Rule of Ten.
As the go-to private detective for a bevy of high-profile clients, our beloved ex-Buddhist monk, ex-LAPD officer, Tenzing “Ten” Norbu, has finally found his stride. With his beautiful pathologist girlfriend, a healthy bank account, and a steady stream of clients, courtesy of middle-aged movie star Mac Gannon and rising political star Bets McMurtry, Ten’s life is bursting with activity. But it’s not all joy and happiness. The death of his father and a growing abundance of secrets—both personal and professional—leave Ten feeling an unexpected depth of sorrow and confusion.
Even with the emotional turmoil, nothing can stop Ten from taking the case when McMurtry’s housekeeper goes missing. The investigation leads him down a dangerous path littered with bodies, untraceable prescription drugs, and human organ trafficking. But nothing is as shocking as the realization that the mastermind behind it all is none other than—Chaco Morales, a criminal that slipped through Ten’s hands once already.
The Third Rule of Ten will have readers on the edges of their seats, as they learn, along with Ten, that there is a fine line between healthy privacy and unhealthy secrecy. Knowing the difference may just determine whether Ten will stop Chaco or lose himself
“Tenzing ‘Ten’ Norbu may be the most interestingPI in modern crime fiction. The Third Rule of Ten,the third book in the series, is beautifully writtenand intricately plotted, but as always, it’s the heartand soul of Ten that carry the greatest appeal,drawing the reader on a spiritual journey that is assatisfying as the climax. I loved this book.”
—Robert Ferrigno,New York Times
best-selling author of the Assassin trilogy “The Third Rule of Ten will grab you by the throatand not let go. In Tenzing Norbu, Gay Hendricksand Tinker Lindsay have created a Buddhist action hero(yes, there is such a thing) who is sympathetic, moral,and self-reflective. Crackling with wit, superblydrawn characters, and a blistering plot,The Third Rule of Ten will keep you going untilyou take a deep, meditative breath on the last page.”
—Diane Mott Davidson
,New York Times
best-selling author of The Whole Enchilada “I loved it!”
, author of A Path with Heart
About the Author
Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has served for more than 35 years as one of the major contributors to the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind therapies. Along with his wife, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, Gay is the co-author of many bestsellers, including Conscious Loving and Five Wishes. He is the author of 33 books, including The Corporate Mystic, Conscious Living, and The Big Leap. Dr. Hendricks received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford. After a 21-year career as a professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado, he and Kathlyn founded The Hendricks Institute, which offers seminars worldwide.
In recent years, Dr. Hendricks has been active in creating new forms of conscious entertainment. In 2003, along with movie producer Stephen Simon, he founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies to subscribers in 70+ countries, www.spiritualcinemacircle.com. He has appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and 48 Hours and is regularly featured on national stations like CNN and CNBC.
Tinker Lindsay is an accomplished screenwriter, author, script consultant, and conceptual editor. A member of the Writer’s Guild of America, Independent Writers of Southern California, and Women in Film, she has worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry writing and developing feature films for over three decades. Her books include The Last Great Place and My Hollywood Ending. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in English and American Language and Literature and completed a post-graduate course at Radcliffe College in Publishing Procedures. A practitioner and teacher of meditation, she can usually be found writing in her home office situated directly under the Hollywood sign.