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The First Rule of Ten by Gay Hendricks
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Jan 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley, read-in-2011
Read from December 13 to 18, 2011

There is a pervasive feeling of peace and serenity to this book that only takes a few pages to become apparent. This feeling continues thorugh the entire book, even when the active is thick and heavy. This was such a treat the fits so well with the main character.

And what an interesting main character. An ex-monk, ex-cop private investigator? What a curious background. Ten is very likable and approachable. His first rule is a good rule to live by, and one that he instantly knows when he breaks.

Something unexpected yet greatly appreciated was the cleaness of the language. The characters tend to find creative non-swear words to use. Mike, Ten's techy friend, has some of the best substitutes ever.

The intricate yet smooth plot may be common in many adult mystery books, yet it was a welcome change from the abundance of YA books I've read lately. This was a very welcoming book to read, and one that I enjoyed immensely.

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Gay Hendricks
“There's no such thing as a minor lapse of awareness. You're either present with what is--right here, right now--or you're someplace else.”
Gay Hendricks, The First Rule of Ten

Reading Progress

12/17/2011 page 224

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