Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed (Century, 2019) Inevitably fans will judge this against the Rogue Squadron books (now Star Wars Legends), and many will find it wanting. Rogue Squadron offered escapism, pure and simple. Alphabet Squadron is serious-minded and morose, and notably lacking in wisecracking adventure heroes. Both work.
Star Wars – Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed (Del Rey, 2015) Though somewhat removed from the main Star Wars narrative, Twilight Company offers both well-written military SF and a gritty rounding out of what has been shown of the Rebellion circa The Empire Strikes Back. Alexander Freed imbues his company with case-hardened fatalism.