Publication Date: 02/04/2024 ISBN: 9780008507879 Category:

City in Ruins

Don Winslow

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 02/04/2024 ISBN: 9780008507879 Category:


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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.

‘A gangland trilogy to equal THE GODFATHER. If you like SCARFACE and GOODFELLAS, this is where it’s at.’ STEPHEN KING

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.

Publisher Review

“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


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

‘Maintains the fierce trajectory of its predecessor… With this new sequence, Winslow’s epic The Power of the Dog is acquiring an equally accomplished successor.’ Financial Times

‘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 … but Winslow makes this Aeneid-inspired tale soar-sometimes from epic to venal, or from poignant to comical-and it makes the wait for the third book unbearable.’ 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

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