I quite enjoyed Republic Commando, my favorite book so far, Shatter Point being a close second.
The characters are well defined, the tactics and lingo are very accurate reality wise, but in a Star Wars universe.
I also liked the bad guy as he is a Mandalorian. I was very interested in his mindset, thoughts and interactions towards the Clone Troopers.
Anthing Clone Trooper is cool in my book, and the author Karen Traviss does a superb job giving CT's a human face behind those helmets. They fight, bleed, hurt, and die, something we dont get to see at the "video game" type battle of AOTC.
Short but sweet, 9.5.