"I knew the unabashed truth - I was a coward. A coward with a degree in math and computer science who liked chocolate éclairs, doing the Sunday crossword puzzle in The Washington Post and leading a really boring, tedious life. I wasn't at all equipped to deal with the fact that my best friend had vanished, people were pulling guns on me and talking about superterrorists. I felt like crying."
No One Lives Twice by Julie Moffett (A Lexi Carmichael Mystery)