Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"
Oh, I forgot to mention - for my money, the absolute best thing on your list of possibles is Serpents Among The Ruins from the Vaughn backstory section. DRG3 laying it down.
That's another favorite of mine, not just Trek but books overall.
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)