CITY IN RUINS: DON WINSLOW’S FINAL EPIC TALE

Michael Carlson
5 min readMay 3, 2024
Don Winslow’s final novel

“Tis my desert, forgive me, oh gods!” -Dido of Carthage

City of Ruins is the third book in Don Winslow’s Danny Ryan trilogy, which tells the story of modern crime in terms of the classics, in this case the Aeneid, with Danny as Aeneas. It began with City On Fire, where Winslow starts with the Aeneid’s second book, its version of the Iliad. Albeit set in Providence, that once-shining…

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Michael Carlson

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