“Anthropologists will tell you that a nuclear family is not mother, father and child. No, it’s mother and child. Fathers come and go. They sail off to sea or they march off to war, and often they don’t come home. But mother and child are linked forever. Mother and child are the primordial unit. We are that unit, and I’ll do whatever it takes to protect it, to protect us. That’s why we have to run.”
Tess Gerritsen The Keepsake copyright 2008 by Tess Gerritsen Published in the U.S.by Ballantine Books a division of Random House Inc.