"Now this is a detective for the 21st Century! Who could resist a former Buddhist monk who lives by the dharma, drives a vintage yellow Mustang, eats five-star vegan PB&J's, and enjoys a close relationship with a sentient being named Tank -- a blue Persian of a certain size? On the other hand, his relationships with beings of the human persuasion aren't nearly so smooth. Which is great for a P.I. -- no one messes with Ten -- but lousy for romance. Tenzing Norbu is complex, original, and very very real -- a great addition to detective fiction. The First Rule of Ten has really got me hooked!"
"Talk about a 'perfect Ten!' Savvy, sharp, and spiritual, Tenzing Norbu is one of the most compelling detectives I've encountered on the page. And THE FIRST RULE OF TEN is a great introduction -- a complicated, involving story that combines cults, crime, and Buddhist teachings to great effect."
-- Alison Gaylin, Edgar-nominated author of Hide Your Eyes and And She Was
"Awareness and adventure go hand-in-hand in this wow of a whodunnit. It's got plenty of surprising plot twists, but even better, it's rich with insight into the complexity of human relationships and being alive in this 21st century world. What could be better?"