Rep Pennyworth, a trademark and copyright lawyer, has loyally followed his wife Melissa to Milwaukee in her quest for an assistant professorship in English Literature at UWM. On the night before the 2008 Army-Navy Game, a midshipman is found stark naked and barely alive in the lobby of a cheap motel near the Naval Academy in Annapolis. The plebe's closest relatives are Ole and Lena Lindstrom, a pair of aging but still scrappy Wisconsin political activists. Ole and Lena have a well-earned reputation for trading punches with each other. So when Ole is murdered, Lena becomes an instant suspect. Rep and Melissa are sure that more than coincidence ties the midshipman's mugging to Ole Lindstrom's murder in Milwaukee.... Michael Bowen is a trial lawyer practicing in Wisconsin. He is the author of sixteen published novels, including fourteen mysteries, as well as the entry on the American Legal System in the Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Law School where he met his wife Sara Armbruster. Service Dress Blues is the fifth novel in his Rep and Melissa Pennyworth mystery series.