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49 Buddhas tells of Lama Rinzen in the Hell Realm—a realm of confusion, shifting ground, and anger.

In the Hell Realm, the lama must find insurance man Sonny Heller’s killer. Lama Rinzen believes finding Sonny’s killer will lead him to the sacred dorje. Once he finds the dorje—once he can touch it and feel the dorje’s ancient wisdom—only then can Lama Rinzen and
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Paperback, 323 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Black Bee Publishing
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Laura
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Mixing old style noir detective investigation with Tibetan philosophy and lessons, this novel is a thinker. It is neither a quick read nor a story one can gloss over. It is gritty and descriptive and the reader must pay close attention in order not to get lost or confused.

Certain scenes are graphic and difficult to forget. There are political tones and dark emotional hues to this tale. On the surface, Lama Rinzen has been reborn in the Hell Realm, one of six realms of incarnation. Hi
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Mike Nugent
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
49 Buddhas is a gripping mystery told through the eyes and cosmos of Lama Rinzen, a schmuck who's once again been thrown back into Hell where surely he lives among us in the here and now. Well, not a schmuck. Maybe everyman.

I liked Lama Rinzen, and found myself enjoying his company (not to mention that of his cohorts) and his common sense puzzlement through the riddles of a new Hell, a new world, a new personhood, a new mystery. And then ... all of a sudden ... you realize you are st
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Jim Ringel lives in rural Colorado with his sidekick and teacher, Rascal the Tibetan Terrier. When not writing fiction, he can be found hiking, biking, and skiing in the Colorado mountains, or sitting still and meditating at home.

Jim is the author of the Lama Rinzen Mystery series. Book 1 of the series-49 Buddhas-is coming in May, 2018. Each book takes place in one of the six Buddhist
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