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Turf wars in Las Vegas: City in Ruins, by Don Winslow, reviewed

The concluding volume of the Danny Ryan trilogy sees the gangster hero involved in a bitter feud over the purchase of a crumbling property on the Las Vegas Strip

6 April 2024

9:00 AM

6 April 2024

9:00 AM

City in Ruins Don Winslow

Hemlock Press, pp.400, 22

So you’d like to borrow half-a-billion dollars? It’s a tribute to the epic ambitions of this novel that the reader swallows questions like this without blinking. In a sense that’s fair enough because City in Ruins is the third book of a trilogy loosely modelled on the great poems of the classical world, particularly the Iliad and the Aeneid.

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