Don Winslow Author Talk – CITY IN RUINS

There are two ticket options. One that includes a copy of City in Ruins and one that does not (books will be available for purchase at the event). This event is in the Black Box space at the UNITED. This is a general admission ticketed event with guaranteed first-come first-serve seating.

The UNITED and Bank Square Books host the return of New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow for an author talk and signing for his much-anticipated novel, City in Ruins. Don will be doing an author talk and signing at 6pm moderated by bestselling author and Ocean House Author Series host Deborah Goodrich Royce. Following City on Fire and City of Dreams, City in Ruins is the explosive, impossible-to-put-down conclusion to Don’s epic, genre-defining crime trilogy and the final book of Winslow’s extraordinary career. We’re thrilled to be hosting the Rhode Island book launch, especially since this trilogy partly takes place in our lovely, little state! Tickets for the event are $38 which include a signed, personalized copy of City in Ruins or $10 for the talk only. 

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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.

Author bio:

Don Winslow is the author of twenty-five acclaimed, award-winning international bestsellers, including seven New York Times bestsellers (Savages, The Kings of Cool, The Cartel, The Force, The Border, City on Fire, and City of Dreams). Savages was made into a feature film by three-time Oscar-winning writer-director Oliver Stone from a screenplay by Shane Salerno, Winslow, and Stone. Winslow’s epic Cartel trilogy has been adapted for TV and will appear as a weekly series on FX. Additional Winslow books are currently in development at Paramount (The Winter of Frankie Machine), Netflix (Boone Daniels), Warner Brothers (Satori), Sony (City on Fire, City of Dreams, City in Ruins), and Working Title (“Crime 101”) and he has recently written a series of acclaimed and award-winning short stories for Audible narrated by four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow has announced that City in Ruins will be his final novel.