Not many have to look into
a watery grave just after breakfast, but Harry Bosch took
a hint from an FBI agent about a killer so off he goes into
the cold black on blue. As we listen to Bosch’s thoughts,
we can only hope he’ll find what he’s looking
for. The author delivers a punch now and again as we listen
in on the search. His words during the boat ride are dark
and fluid. Narrator Titus Welliver delivers a solemn narration
of just how it is.
on Black was first published in Hook, Line &
Sinister back in 2010. The 2016 audio version lasts an
intense seventeen minutes. I listened to it three times. Both
author and narrator do an amazing job of drawing listeners
into Bosch’s world -- a world where only those like
Bosch are able to cope.
on Blue is a short story that delivers.