Going to ignore that comment about Keith for the moment. The novelists' community is close enough that I might be inclined to believe that some of the people working on The Fall
would run this past Keith privately beforehand.
Back to the main plotlines and characters, to ask this question: What of reporter Ozla Graniv?
She let herself be talked into sitting on the evidence she'd accumulated regarding Min Zife in return for Ross' retirement, and never pursued the investigation past Ross himself. In part because she feared the consequences to the Federation and Klingon Empire alike.