Galactic War by Randell K. Whaley
Approx. 73,990 words.
Published on March 5, 2013 by
Black Rose Writing.
Ensign Vic Mabry is a space fighter pilot for the Empire whose home base is on the planet Armenia. He finds himself fighting against Rebel forces that had succeeded in winning their independence from the Empire. The Empire was a very suppressive environment and he finds himself more sympathetic toward the cause they were fighting against than his own side so he defects.