Danielle Girard. Cold Silence (2002) 372 pp.
Author’s website: Ex-FBI agent Cody O’Brien lives a quiet life in [Oakland].
Self-sufficient and content, she provides a good home for herself and her
eight-year-old son, Ryan. But all of that is shattered when Ryan is kidnapped
in broad daylight... Cody’s greatest fear is knowing the true motive behind
the abduction. For her entire life is a life—one so easily exposed, and
so very dangerous. A woman of hard-earned courage, she escaped the killers
responsible for her husband’s murder—and she learned to start over. Failed
by the Witness Protection Program, she trusts only herself to save her
son. Now she’s on the run again—and heading blindly toward a past that
wants only one thing from her: cold-blooded revenge.” www.daniellegirard.com