An Evening with Don Winslow


Meet New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow, who is on book tour for the final book of his extraordinary career.

Special note regarding a two-ticket/one book purchase:  ONLY ONE BUNDLE (2 tickets/1book) can be purchased per order.  For more than one bundle, please place additional order(s) or call the City Opera House at 231-941-8082 ext. 201. Thank you!

“Don Winslow is one of three living crime writers that I am hopelessly addicted to. — James Patterson

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 start anywhere.)

Don Winslow–a  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 how you sometimes must become what you hate to protect what you love. And we are talking about 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.

And just how legendary is Don Winslow?

He is the author of twenty-five acclaimed, award-winning international bestsellers, including seven New York Times bestsellers. Savages was made into a feature film by Oscar-winning writer-director Oliver Stone. Winslow's epic Cartel trilogy was 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.


Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music and a cash bar.


The event begins at 7 p.m. and includes a Q and A and author signing. Each ticket comes with a hardcover copy of City in Ruins (or opt for a two-ticket package with one book.  For this option, please call the City Opera House Box Office).