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Book Tour Exclusive // Don Winslow, “City in Ruins”

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Along with partners Buxton Books, the Library Society will host international best-selling author Don Winslow, the man who says he is leaving publishing, but has continued to create masterworks. His latest novel, City in Ruins, happens to be the final of the “city trilogy” delivering a dramatic conclusion to this series about two New England crime families. Winslow cites that this book truly is the last of his extraordinary career, therefore an even more special opportunity to be in the audience.


$45 – Members or $50 – General Admission // 1 Ticket and 1 signed copy of City in Ruins

$55 – Limited Option // 2 Tickets and 1 signed copy of City in Ruins*

*There will be a limited number of two for one tickets available, these tickets include two attendees and one signed copy of City in Ruins.

NOTE: If you are unable to attend the program, and wish to secure a signed copy (or copies!), pre-order HERE or call Buxton Books at (843) 723-1670.

This is a collaborative event with Buxton Books, guest information such as email and name will be shared between both parties for promotional purposes only.

About the book:

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.

About the author:

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”). 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.


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