Charles has graciously placed his story on the Hard Case Crime website for folks to read. So if you don't want to pick up the anthology Death Do Us Part (although it is an excellent anthology and I highly recommend it), you can read Charles's award-winning story at the link below.
Read "The Home Front" by Charles Ardai.
(By the way, if you want to read what Charles and I can do when writing together, back in the September 1998 Analog we published a story called "Nor Through Inaction". The link will take you to a purchasable copy at Fictionwise.)