Excerpt From The Narrows (Photo by Wendy Werris) "The river," Bosch said. "What?" "I told you, Valerio cuts across the whole Valley. But so does the river. So he's probably figuring out a way to get around it. The river cuts off all these streets in here. He probably has to get to Valerio on the other side." "I don't see a river up there. I see a fence and concrete." "It's not what you would consider a river. In fact, technically, that isn't the river. It's probably either the Aliso or Brown's Canyon wash. It goes to the river." They waited. "The river used to flood in storms like this. It would wipe out a third of the city. So they tried to control it. Contain it. Somebody had the idea to capture it in stone, put it in concrete. So that's what they did and everybody's house and home was supposedly safe after that." "I guess that's called progress."