Kindle Price: $0.99

Save $11.96 (92%)

Read this title for free. Learn more
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

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

4.1 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$0.99

Length: 342 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Matchbook Price: $0.00 What's this?
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.

Featured Recent Releases
Browse the following mystery, thriller & suspense recent releases to find your next great read.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3333 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Insight Lite Publishing (June 30, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DQ3FI0A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #919,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


More About the Author

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!

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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!
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The Goat-Ripper Case treats the reader to a multifaceted story line that is richly endowed with descriptive prose. Jake, the Afghanistan War veteran, and war hero, who has recently returned home to Sonoma Valley, is a truly likable character. At times, as the plot advances, it seems he is unusually lucky ... but isn't that often the case with fictional heroes. Soon he is working in the family farm business with his brother. A parallel story line is introduced early. Semper, a devilish character, has plans to make his newly purchased vineyard into a highly profitable business. The lives of these two men, who are so different, soon become entangled in an unexpected way. The character development of both is superb. Surrounding these two key figures other interesting characters are introduced. And romance happens, complete with several sex scenes; parental discretion is advised. The author made the time to learn a great deal about the vineyard business of Sonoma Valley. He weaves many interesting details of that industry into his tale. The very best of the story is saved for the last chapters. It is there that the identity of the person targeted for death is finally revealed. Peter is a writer who is truly skilled in the art of painting pictures with words. I offer one small sample of his writing style: "The setting sun began to kiss the ocean in a final blaze of golden orange across the dunes." Such lovely word-imagery is to be found sprinkled among the paragraphs of this book in liberal qualities. We must assume that Peter loves to write. If there is a fault to be clearly identified with Goat-Ripper, it would be that Chapter One should be edited until it is brought up to the quality of the rest of this entertaining novel. But, after that one criticism, there is little left to criticize. Here is a book to be recommended to mature readers who enjoy the reading of adventure stories placed in the setting of today's California wine country.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
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!)
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
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!!
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
My second read of the series. OK, I got the order wrong but that didn't make too much of a problem. Prasad weaves a wild tale of characters the reader could believe are real. That's the quality of the author's ability to tell a story. No two personalities are alike. Depth and diversity of character make for a good story. For example, the bad guys are bad,bad, bad. They are different in their badness and the interplay between those bad characters as they weave their mischief is magic. The good guys aren't perfectly good. They are not unbelievable super-heroes. They are normal people and one can believe their conduct. As a bonus, I am learning about wine and cheese. Two favorite things. Bring on book three!
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in