As much as I do enjoy reading about the Romulans, I'm an incorrigible fan of Starfleet crews so I really liked the interplay between the Rushmore characters.
And then there are the Remans. Straight out of a horror story. That's what that felt like. Almost made me feel sorry for the double crossing mercenary captain.
Not happy to hear about potential delays with this story due to pesky real life considerations. But oh well, that's how things go.