Nicely done, Mistral! Evek is obviously a 'big-picture' type as opposed to the late, lamented Marda - who couldn't see much past his brown nose.
I have to admit, when Evek entered the bakery and went through the routine to gain access to his office, the theme music from "Get Smart!" was playing in my head.
Thank you. And, yes, Maxwell Smart was the inspiration-but the Romulan paranoia is so overblown that I thought it fit.