In their heavily regimented Communist country, the biggest excitement for a group of friends is a wargame shop called The Gladiator. When the store is shut down for teaching counterrevolutionary tactics, only one staffer remains--a time trader, who had been accidentally left behind.

The Gladiator 2008, Tor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780765353795

Mass-market paperback

The Gladiator 2007, Tor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780765314864