Booktalk: Crime Writer Don Winslow’s City in Ruins

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Host Diana Korte speaks with Don Winslow, bestselling author of CITY IN RUINS.

The lesson for main character Danny Ryan is as hard as it is true: sometimes you must become what you hate to protect what you love. Now a billionaire gambling mogul, he builds an empire of glittering mega-hotels and casinos along the Las Vegas Strip. Battles of money, influence, and bribery soon follow.

This is the last book in a trilogy but also Winslow’s last book period as he’s directing his talents and energies to a new patriotic pursuit. But his 26 books and numerous movies made from them live on. Austin Butler, in his first starring role since his Oscar nominated turn as Elvis Presley, will star as crime boss Danny Ryan in “City On Fire,” an earlier book in this trilogy.

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