Posted by Trek:
Joe will be very pleased to see Liberty getting so many recommendations here. I'm please to have had the pleasure of writing with him too (Argus is Liberty's sister ship).
Outside of Liberty I'd also recommend Banshee Squadron by Richard Merk - it's quite a refreshing approach, following a squadron of female fighter pilots in the Briar patch.
In addition to both Liberty
and Banshee Squadron
, I would also recommend Andreas Bodensohn's USS Valkyrie
and Jay P. Hailey's Star Trek: Outwardly Mobile