**This is a sequel!! Please read "Spies in Saddles" first, don't spoil it! Thanks** Nat thinks she has it all figured out - so her best friend, brother, coach, etc, are all spies and her whole life has basically been a lie. So what? Now that she knows that, life can go on normally. Or, as she will soon find out, about as normally as is possible for a teenaged girl very involved in the life of spies. Nearly two months after the Alley Cat fiasco, Nat finds herself snared in another problem, regarding the same painting the Alley Cat wanted, the one that apparently holds some kind of code. What is it about this painting that has the espionage world screaming? It's not even a Picasso! But when she attends a Christmas party and discovers a very big secret in her midst, she realizes that normal life really doesn't mean anything anymore. There are secrets everywhere: from her friends to her family to the boy whose past is shrouded in the most mystery. Among the appetizers and evening gowns, Nat discovers that almost everyone there is hiding something. Spies in stilettos? That's more like it!