“When faced with other people’s problems, I was perfectly capable of being methodical and reasonable and of sitting quietly researching answers until everything was solved.  When facing my own problems, however, I had a life-long tendency to behave irrationally, violently, and ridiculously.  [My older sister] Nik was the brains of the operation.

Lane’s arrest was someone else’s problem.  I’d been trying to deal with it as sensibly as possible.  Lane’s [murderous] boyfriend, however, was my problem.

So, of course, I was primed to do something stupendously asinine, incredibly stupid, probably uncalled for, potentially illegal, and in all likelihood dangerous.”