TICKETED: Don Winslow, author of City in Ruins, in conversation with Tom Perrotta

Please note that the venue for this event has changed! This event is now taking place in-store at Porter Square Books (25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140).

Porter Square Books is absolutely thrilled to welcome Don Winslow for his new novel, City in Ruins! Writer Tom Perrotta will join Winslow in conversation. Winslow announced that City in Ruins will be his final book, so don't miss your chance to see him on his last book tour!

This event will take place on Friday, April 5 at 7 pm at Porter Square Books (25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140).

This event is TICKETED and you can purchase your ticket below. Please note that there are two ticket options:

EVENT TICKET [INCLUDES BOOK]: Each ticket includes entrance for 1 to the event, as well as one copy of City in Ruins, which you'll be able to get signed at the event.

EVENT TICKET [TWO TICKETS - ONE BOOK]: This ticket option includes entrance for 2 people to the event, as well as one copy of City in Ruins. Perfect for couples or people who want to attend the event together but only need one copy of the book between them.  


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.


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”) and 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.

Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of ten and works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into Oscar-nominated films, and The Leftovers and Mrs. Fletcher, which were adapted into critically acclaimed HBO series. His other books include Bad Haircut, The Wishbones, Joe College, The Abstinence Teacher, Nine Inches, and his newest, Tracy Flick Can’t Win. His work has been translated into a multitude of languages. 

Event date: 

Friday, April 5, 2024 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140


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