An Evening with Don Winslow

  • Presented By: The National Writers Series of Traverse City
  • Dates: April 7, 2024
  • Location: City Opera House
  • 106 E Front Street
  • Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: In-Person at the City Opera House, Traverse City Tier One: $54 — One ticket and a signed hardcover copy of City of Ruins $81 — Two tickets and a signed hardcover copy of City of Ruins Tier Two $44 — One ticket and a signed hardcover copy of City of Ruins $61 — Two tickets and a signed hardcover copy of City of Ruins $10 – Student ticket 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
  • (231) 486-6868

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  • About

    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.