New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow at the Central Library


On Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm PDT The Library Shop, our fellow San Diego Independent Bookstores and Writer’s Symposium By the Sea will host Don Winslow as he discusses his new book, City on Fire. NOTE: This event will be held at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.

Any books purchased with a ticket will either be pre-signed by Don Winslow or signed by him after the event. At this time we are unable to do personalization. Additional copies of the book can be purchased at the event or in advance on our website.

Please note, as this is an in-person event, guidelines regarding capacity, masks, social distancing, etc., are subject to change based on CDC, California and San Diego public health guidance and whatever guidelines are in place on the Point Loma Nazarene University campus on the day of the event.

About the Author:

Don Winslow is the author of twenty-two acclaimed, award-winning international bestsellers, including the New York Times bestsellers The Force and The Border, the #1 international bestseller The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine. Savages was made into a feature film by three-time Oscar-winning writer-director Oliver Stone. The Power of the Dog, The Cartel, and The Border sold to FX to air as a major television series, and The Force is soon to be a major motion picture from 20th Century Studios. A former investigator, antiterrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in California and Rhode Island.

About the Book:

Two criminal empires together control all of New England.

Until a beautiful modern-day Helen of Troy comes between the Irish and the Italians, launching a war that will see them kill each other, destroy an alliance, and set a city on fire.

Danny Ryan yearns for a more legit” life and a place in the sun. But as the bloody conflict stacks body on body and brother turns against brother, Danny has to rise above himself. To save the friends he loves like family and the family he has sworn to protect, he becomes a leader, a ruthless strategist, and a master of a treacherous game in which the winners live and the losers die.

From the gritty streets of Providence to the glittering screens of Hollywood to the golden casinos of Las Vegas, Danny Ryan will forge a dynasty.

Exploring the classic themes of loyalty, betrayal, and honor, City on Fire is a contemporary Iliad, a saga that spans generations — a towering achievement of storytelling genius from Don Winslow, America’s greatest living crime writer” (Jon Land, Providence Journal).