He tried to concentrate, but the missing teeth bothered him. Byrne hadnt thought to mention it. But if Mabel Morgan had painted her face, why hadnt she put in her teeth? Surely that would come first. Stratton had his own teeth, and hed never tried applying lipstick, but it had to be easier with them than without them. He tried to shrug the problem away, but it kept coming back. On the way home, he made a mental note to ask his wife if she remembered Mabel Morgan. Women were better at things like that.
Excerpted from The Innocent Spy by Laura Wilson Copyright © 2009 by Laura Wilson. Excerpted by permission of Minotaur Books, a division of Macmillan, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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