City in Ruins delivers a powerful conclusion to a crime series featuring strong characters, well-crafted plot lines, and a premise that will grab your attention from the beginning.


The Description

Danny Ryan Trilogy: Book 3
Publication Date: April 2, 2024

Following City on Fire and City of DreamsCity 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.

The Review

Danny Ryan escaped a mafia war, seeking a new life for his family. He built an empire, but the ghosts of the past threaten to destroy everything and everyone.

While serving as the exhilarating conclusion of an epic crime trilogy, City in Ruins also marks the final novel for the author. Author Don Winslow pulls out all the stops with this installment, leveraging all of his skills to complete a project nearly 30 years in the making.

For readers new to the series, it is recommended to read City on Fire and City of Dreams first in order to fully understand the characters and their backstories.

As the main character, Danny has moved away from the hard-scrabble early days to create a new chapter filled with money and influence courtesy of his status in Las Vegas. The latest set of challenges forces him to breathe life into a part of him he never wanted to resurface.

It’s a story packed with all the themes brought to life in the earlier installments, including love and hate, honor, and revenge. Danny faces the toughest fight of his life as he once again walks on the dark side in order to save those he loves.

City in Ruins delivers a powerful conclusion to a crime series featuring strong characters, well-crafted plot lines, and a premise that will grab your attention from the beginning.

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About The AuthorDon Winslow is the author of twenty-five acclaimed, award-winning international bestsellers, including seven New York Times bestsellers (SavagesThe Kings of CoolThe CartelThe ForceThe BorderCity 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 FireCity of DreamsCity 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.



Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


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City in Ruins delivers a powerful conclusion to a crime series featuring strong characters, well-crafted plot lines, and a premise that will grab your attention from the beginning.5-STAR REVIEW: CITY IN RUINS by Don Winslow