Finally read it. Two suggestions. The first is to go over some of the wording. You use bearing twice in the same sentence for example. Just another go through before publication and all. The other is consistency of voice for internal monologue and tense. The distinction between narration and a character's thoughts should be more clear at times, as it's third person narration that seems tied to a particular person's view.
Very good, "What's going on, oh that's not what I expected..." situational opening. It's okay that I feel lost and have my assumptions as I read completely overturned because that's the same view as the main character. On a kindle, but will back when on a pc later today or tomorrow.