National Writers Series: Don Winslow

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Legendary author Don Winslow will take the National Writers Series stage to promote City in Ruins–the explosive conclusion of his epic Danny Ryan trilogy. (But no worries, although it follows City on Fire and City of Dreams, you can read the three novels in any order.)

Don Winslow—an international bestselling author, former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant—has announced that City in Ruins will be the final novel of his extraordinary career. This will be your first and last chance to see him in Traverse City! Guest host is #1 New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton.

City in Ruins tells the tale of Danny Ryan, who is beyond his wildest dreams rich. 

Once a dock worker, Irish mob soldier, and fugitive from the law, he is now a respectable businessman—a Las Vegas casino mogul and billionaire partner in a group that owns two lavish hotels. He finally has it all: a beautiful house, a child he adores, a woman he might even fall in love with.

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


Watch live stream or at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music and a cash bar. The April 7 event begins at 7 p.m. and includes a Q&A. Don Winslow will personalize books after the event. Each in-person ticket comes with a signed hardcover copy of City in Ruins (or opt for a two-ticket package with one book). Each book is discounted at 20 percent.


In-Person at the City Opera House, Traverse City

Tier One:
One Ticket option: $54 — (price includes a signed hardcover copy of City of Ruins)
Two Ticket option: $41.50 a piece (price of one book calculated into price)

Tier Two:
One Ticket option: $44 (price includes a signed hardcover copy of City of Ruins)
Two Ticket option: $31.50 a piece (price of one book calculated into price)

Virtual Tickets:
(Base price for a virtual ticket is $15)
$42.50 — Virtual ticket and book book-up from Horizon Books in Traverse City
$48.50 —Virtual ticket with book shipped to your door

$10 – Student ticket

Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
106 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
City in Ruins: A Novel (The Danny Ryan Trilogy #3) By Don Winslow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063079472
Availability: Click on title to see inventory for each store
Published: William Morrow - April 2nd, 2024