City on Fire is the first in an epic crime trilogy about crime syndicates in 1980s and 1990s America. Irish and Italian criminal empires together control all of New England until a war erupts that will leave only one standing.
Danny Ryan yearns for a more “legit” life and a place in the sun. But as the conflict stacks body on body and brother turns against brother, Danny has to rise to become a leader, a ruthless strategist, and a master of a treacherous game in which the winners live and the losers die.
Exploring the classic themes of loyalty, betrayal, and honour, City on Fire is a contemporary masterpiece
SPEAKERS: Don Winslow
FACILITATOR: Michael Brissenden
WHEN: 6pm, Thursday 23rd of June
Don Winslow is the author of many acclaimed, award-winning international bestsellers, including the New York Times bestseller and sensation The Force, the #1 international bestseller The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine. Savages was made into a major film by three-time Oscar-winning writer-director Oliver Stone. The Power of the Dog, The Cartel and The Border sold to FX in a major multi-million-dollar TV deal. The Force is soon to be a film starring Matt Damon. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer and trial consultant, Winslow lives in California and Rhode Island.
Two-time Walkley Award winner, Michael is a now a reporter for the ABC’s 4 Corners after more than thirty years as a political journalist and foreign correspondent, covering many of the biggest international stories from all corners of the globe. He was the political editor for the 7.30 Report in Canberra from 2003 to 2009, the ABC’s Defence and National Security Correspondent and most recently he has worked as the host of the AM national current affairs program. In 2017 released his debut page-turning thriller The List. His second novel, Dead Letters was published in 2021.