Being summoned,to Lady A’s office was never a casual matter. Marya Kuznyetza had to pass an ID and weapons checkpoint before she was even allowed into the gravtube taking her down to the lowest basement level. There she passed a human-supervised iriscope check and a weapons detector scan. Then she had to walk alone down a brightly lit L-shaped corridor with cameras watching her every step of the way. The walls were gray and completely bare except for the innocuous-looking small projections she assumed were beamers pointed directly at her.