City of Dreams: A Novel (The Danny Ryan Trilogy, 2)
The fallout from the mob war that bloodied the streets of Providence was still being felt. Danny Ryan and his crew were exiles heading for the west coast. The rival Moretti family was victorious, but their future was clouded by uncertainty. Danny’s actions in the wake of a heroin theft reverberate through his mind as his caravan moves west, the possibility of retribution from the mob or federal agents guiding his flight.
Peter Moretti is running his crime family, but financial concerns related to the heroin theft/sting are monopolizing his thoughts. Moretti’s preoccupation with the missing drugs blinds him to the ambitions of rivals within his own organization. As Danny plans to settle down, he needs to protect his family and his crew. A deal with an unlikely ally promises freedom but its consequences could be dire.
City of Dreams continues the transfixing story of knock-around guy turned shot-caller Danny Ryan and the dangerous world he inhabits. The paranoid and betrayal-heavy world of organized crime and its denizens is portrayed in stark detail by Don Winslow. In the second and penultimate book in his swan song trilogy, Winslow doesn’t pull any punches in this memorable and often somber tale.
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller