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The Goat-Ripper Case: Sonoma Knight PI Series Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Peter Prasad has worked in advertising, hi-tech marketing and renewable energy for 40 years, in Johannesburg, Tokyo and San Francisco. Now he writes crime thrillers full-time. In 2012, he published Campaign ZEN, a subjective history of the ballot box and election process, illustrated and rich in spoken-word Colonial doggerel. He’s a champion of the democratic process and life-time learning.

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  • File Size: 3330 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490915788
  • Publisher: Insight Lite Publishing (June 30, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DQ3FI0A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #783,574 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Peter Prasad (divine food) is pen name for a San Francisco writer, world traveler, husband, father, solar guy, cheese-maker and Boy Scout in recovery. He writes modern crime thrillers, blogs at Goodreads, and is on Twitter and Pinterest.

The Sonoma Knight series (GOAT-RIPPER, GURL-POSSE KIDNAP, GUT-CHECK GREEN) is about an Afghan vet, Jake Knight, who comes home to heal, fall in love, become a PI and transform his dairy to artisan sheep-cheese. Set in California wine country, Prasad's love of language shines through with humor, rich detail and quirky characters of dubious moral quality.

For those who like politics and history, Prasad wrote Campaign Zen, 500BC - 2012. It's a humorous history of the ballot box told in Colonial doggerel, illustrated, suitable for reading aloud. Zen means awareness with insight. Like his inspirations John D. MacDonald and Kurt Vonnegut, Prasad is a champion of evolving human beings and a defender of Mother Nature.

His goal? A ripping good read. Please enjoy!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary Pratt on July 12, 2013
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This book is fantastic. The writing style is easy to follow, flows and the characterization is phenomenal.

Jake Knight a returned wounded veteran, finds himself involved with a wine merchant with murderous intentions.....the style of this book is excellent, it is a fun read, extremely funny and witty and the author has not only created a gem of a book, he is created some wonderfully inspired characters.

Throw in a sexy babe into the mix you have a book filled not only with a great story line but an insight into the wine area itself. Jake Knight is a hero for the ages and I could easily this book transferred to TV, as a great PI series.....Excellent and highly recommended.

Someone pass me the cheese....I want more! This book is a cracker!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hilary Mortz on April 17, 2015
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This was a thoroughly enjoyable read but not for the prudish or squeamish.

Mr Prasad has a naughty sense of humour and zest for life and it certainly shows in this novel, which is the first in a series about our hero, Jake - The Sonoma Knight PI.

I have to say that at some points the milk drinking all American Jake was just a bit too good to be true for my taste but he was set off against two of the most dastardly villains I have ever encountered outside of a Stephen King novel and they made this book a fun read. I liked the Northern California setting as well (I am an occasional 49ers fan and it reminded me of trips to see them play). There were some great minor characters who really fleshed the action out as well and I am looking forward to meeting them again in the next Sonoma Knight novel. I certainly wouldn't mind reading a spin-off starring the sexy Colonel 'Hap' Hazard.

Original and page turning stuff.

(I received a gift copy from the author. Thanks very much!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Orinstein on August 27, 2013
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WOW!! I loved this book! Peter Prasad is an exceptional story teller! It was fun that the setting was in Sonoma close to where I live and I could relate to the locations which were vividly described. The story and plot were so captivating I stayed awake reading later than I should have because I was enjoying the cast of unique, interesting, and sometimes twisted, characters. This was a very well written, compelling, interesting, educational, humorous and creative read. Jake was a hero in high school, while serving his country as a US Army Ranger patrolman, and now as a rookie private investigator. Since the number of pages remaining was getting smaller and smaller I knew I was coming to the end of the book, but not ready for it to end...so I was thrilled to learn that this is the first book in a series of the Sonoma Knight!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By reader on August 12, 2013
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The Goat-Ripper Case will grab you if

you're a curious foodie (lots of cheese and wine)

mystery-lover (a tight plot),

enjoy a romantic love scene or a perverse one

appreciate political intrigue

or just like to watch a believable hero beat a really gross villain.

Peter has a way with words, character and scene-setting. You'll feel you've spent a few weeks in Sonoma, the wine country native San Franciscans prefer over Napa. pour a glass and enjoy...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diogenes on March 24, 2015
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Jake Knight, medically retired from the armed forces, returns home to Sonoma to save his family farm and encounters a puzzling mystery.

Tightly written, with fully-fleshed characters, and not a little Prasad quirkiness, 'Goat-Ripper' is a pleasurable page-turner, full of invention. Toss in a little romance with the wine and cheese - et voila! - you have a winner. I shall be reading more of this series...

Highly recommended for lovers of a good old-fashioned romping tale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Leone on July 2, 2014
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This book is a sexy suspense thriller set in the heart of wine country. The hero is a veteran and that gives the story a depth that isn’t always found in this genre. The characters are well developed and the drama is well written and held my interest and investment into the outcome. I look forward to reading more Jake Knight adventures. I enjoyed the book and I do recommend it.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy N. Wilson on June 22, 2014
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Jake Knight is a lovable leading man that holds your interest. Returning to civilian life after fighting in Afghanistan is never easy and Jake handles it well as he adapts to his new life and new love at home. As he gets reacquainted with the family business (now dramatically changed), and also starts out on a new career as a P.I, he discovers that someone is “cooking the wine” in his hometown of Sonoma, CA. Soon both Jake and his brother, Wally, are in the middle of it all. It is a fun ride. Good summer reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maya Papaya on May 27, 2014
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I loved the ending. Jake and Tanya are my kind of people. I’d run with these Gurls. This newbie cheese farmer is going to figure it out, and once he takes off his rain jacket – watch out. Otter and Serrato in the corn field with a bottle of tequila – brilliant. Otter drinking his orange juice – wicked eerie. Do Valentina types even exist anymore? If so, I want one. Sign me up for Mamie-G’s next basket class; I loved her. A very up tempo read, this story moves alone with funny, wicked, evil entertainment. I vote in the affirmative, Prasad is telling a thrilling tale and crafting modern Miwok legend. It’s a ripper of a read.
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