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City in Ruins

By Don Winslow

Following City on Fire and City of Dreams, City in Ruins is the explosive, impossible to put down conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow’s epic, genre-defining crime trilogy and the final book of Winslow’s extraordinary career.

Sometimes you have to become what you hate to protect what you love.

Danny Ryan is rich. Beyond his wildest dreams rich.

The former dock worker, Irish mob soldier and fugitive from the law is now a respected businessman – a Las Vegas casino mogul and billionaire silent partner in a group that owns two lavish hotels. Finally, Danny has it all: a beautiful house, a child he adores, a woman he might even fall in love with.

Life is good. But then Danny reaches too far.

When he tries to buy an old hotel on a prime piece of real estate with plans to build his dream resort, he triggers a war against Las Vegas power brokers, a powerful FBI agent bent on revenge and a rival casino owner with dark connections of his own.

Danny thought he had buried his past, but now it reaches up to him from the grave to pull him down. Old enemies surface, and when they come for Danny they vow to take everything – not only his empire, not just his life, but all that he holds dear, including his son.

To save his life and everything he loves, Danny must become the ruthless fighter he once was – and never wanted to be again.

Ranging from the gritty back rooms of Providence, RI to the power corridors of Washington, DC and Wall Street to the golden casinos of Las Vegas, City in Ruins is an epic crime novel of love and hate, ambition and desperation, vengeance and compassion.

*PRAISE FOR DON WINSLOW’S EPIC CRIME TRILOGY*

‘This is storytelling at its inspiring, epic best, and it feels like a movie in the making.’ Daily Mail

‘As powerful as anything in Winslow’s majestic Cartel trilogy’ Sunday Times

‘Even sharper, funnier, and more brilliant than its predecessor.’ Amazon Best Books of April 2023

‘CITY OF DREAMS is a crime classic. Winslow’s best book, by far. You won’t put it down’ Stephen King

‘Winslow should not be allowed to write so brilliantly. It’s unfair on all other authors!’ Peter James

“City Of Dreams is a mesmerizing coast-to-coast crime epic.” James Patterson

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 02 Apr 2024
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-850787-9
Price: £22.00 (Export Price) , £22.00, €None
Don Winslow is the author of nineteen acclaimed, award-winning, international bestsellers – including the No. 1 international bestseller The Cartel, winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, The Power of the Dog, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine – several of which have been made into movies or are in development. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in Southern California.

”'With 'City in Ruins,” - Winslow wraps up a spectacular crime fiction trilogy: a sweeping story that morphs and expands over time.' Washington Post

”'City in Ruins is Don Winslow showing the rest of us how it’s done. Nobody does it better. The novel builds and builds, the drama, the suspense, our feelings for the central characters - and then everything comes together. Actually, everything explodes. It’s a beautiful, artful thing. Winslow has saved the best for last.” - James Patterson

'With his compelling characters, his vivid prose, and his exploration of universal themes, Winslow has produced a masterpiece of modern crime fiction' UK Times -

PRAISE FOR DON WINSLOW -

A Waterstones Best Books of 2023: Crime and Thriller -

”There are moments that hit the heights of Winslow’s brilliant and brutal Cartel trilogy.” - The Sun

”Already described as 'The Godfather for our generation’, this is storytelling at its inspiring, epic best, and it feels like a movie in the making.” - Daily Mail

”'it’s still the action scenes that stand out, and one of them, a showdown in the desert, is as powerful as anything in Winslow’s majestic Cartel trilogy” - Sunday Times

”'City of Dreams picks up exactly where City on Fire left off, and the result is even sharper, funnier, and more brilliant than its predecessor.” - Amazon Best Books of April 2023

”'CITY OF DREAMS is a crime classic. Winslow's best book, by far. You won't put it down” - Stephen King

”'Winslow should not be allowed to write so brilliantly. It’s unfair on all other authors!” - Peter James