Great read, so far. And always a pleasure to see Captain Donners again.
I don't usually like ST teasers that begin with holodeck type scenarios, but in this case the play was so well depicted I didn't mind. And it does make sense, given the unending horror of war.
You've done a good job of setting the stage with an important mission, tension between Donners and Owens and a larger than life visitor to the ship.
I have my own ideas about who the victim will turn out to be, but I'll keep that under my hat. Can't wait to see how murder most foul will be handled by Owens and his crew.
Keep it up.