No Brass, No Ammo

No Brass, No AmmoJohn Sheppard (MFA, 1994)

Moonshine Cove Books, 2014

No Brass, No Ammo is a crime novel featuring a KGB spy, federal agents, a code book, a stolen Soviet camera, a nutbar college professor, and the laziest gang of soldiers who ever stumbled into a barracks basement. The basement soldiers are led by Sergeant Hank Bean, a college dropout who flunked out of ROTC and is stuck serving as an enlisted man as a result. Bean receives a phone call from a man identifying himself only as “Gus,” and his life immediately goes from bad to far worse.