City of Dreams

A Novel

by Don Winslow

On Sale: 04/18/2023

City of Dreams

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City of Dreams

A Novel

by Don Winslow

On Sale: 04/18/2023

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About the Book

Following the epic, ambitious, instant New York Times bestseller City on Fire, “The Godfather for our generation” (Adrian McKinty), comes the dramatic second novel in an epic crime trilogy from Don Winslow, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cartel trilogy (The Power of the Dog, The Cartel and The Border).

Hollywood.

The city where dreams are made. 

On the losing side of a bloody East Coast crime war, Danny Ryan is now on the run. The Mafia, the cops, the FBI all want him dead or in prison. With his little boy, his elderly father and the tattered remnants of his loyal crew of soldiers, he makes the classic American migration to California to start a new life.

A quiet, peaceful existence.

But the Feds track him down and want Danny to do them a favor that could make him a fortune or kill him. 

And when Hollywood starts shooting a film based on his former life, Danny demands a piece of the action and begins to rebuild his criminal empire.

Then he falls in love.

With a beautiful movie star who has a dark past of her own.

As their worlds collide in an explosion that could destroy them both, Danny Ryan has to fight for his life in a city where dreams are born.

Or where they go to die.

From the shores of Rhode Island to the deserts of California where bodies disappear, from the power corridors of Washington where the real criminals operate to the fabled movie studios of Hollywood where the real money is made, City of Dreams is a sweeping saga of family, love, revenge, survival and the fierce reality behind the dream.

Critical Praise

“Winslow has written an organized crime saga that sits somewhere between the intimate and the epic, between Mystic River and The Godfather, and stands with the best in its genre.”  — Sydney Morning Herald on City on Fire

“A masterwork of mob fiction. . . . City on Fire does for Rhode Island what David Chase’s The Sopranos did for New Jersey. . . This novel, the first in a planned trilogy, could well end up in the American-mob canon along with the works of Puzo, Scorsese and Chase.” — Washington Post on City on Fire

“Superb. City on Fire is exhilarating to read.”  — Stephen King on City on Fire

“America’s greatest living crime writer.”  — Jon Land, Providence Journal

"Winslow is our Dickens of modern crime. I can’t think of anyone better at what he does." — Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author, on City on FIre

"The crime fiction canon has no shortage of memorable mob sagas by such masters as Puzo, Ellroy, and Lehane. City on Fire, with its large cast of memorable characters and low-key allusions to classical literature, maintains Mr. Winslow’s well-earned place in these ranks." — Wall Street Journal on City on Fire

“This completely immersive opening act signals a trilogy in the offing that will possess all the power of Winslow's celebrated Cartel novels.”  — Booklist (starred review) on City on Fire

“You don’t read City on Fire so much as you let it take you for a ride.” — USA Today on City on Fire

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062851239
  • ISBN 10: 0062851233
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 04/18/2023
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:37.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime

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