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St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Favorite Author Series presents bestselling thriller writer Don Winslow for a discussion and signing of “City in Ruins,” the final installment in the sensationally popular trilogy that started with “City on Fire.”

The event will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from The Novel Neighbor.

Following the epic, ambitious, instant New York Times bestsellers “City on Fire” and “City of Dreams,” Don Winslow presents the dramatic conclusion to his epic crime trilogy–described as “The Godfather for our generation” (Adrian McKinty).

A low-level Rhode Island gangster turned West Coast power player, Danny Ryan is now rich beyond his wildest dreams. 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.

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.

Don Winslow is the author of twenty-five international bestsellers, including seven New York Times bestsellers. His novel “Savages” was made into a feature film by three-time Oscar-winning writer-director Oliver Stone. Winslow's epic Cartel trilogy has been adapted for TV and will appear as a weekly series on FX. The Danny Ryan trilogy has been optioned by Sony 3000 Pictures for a film starring Austin Butler.  A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer and trial consultant, Winslow has announced that “City in Ruins” will be his final novel.

Program sites are accessible. With at least two weeks' notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Call 314-994-3300 or contact us

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