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Hans Müller

As a fixer, Hans Müller has his work cut out for him. His first clandestine meeting with Count Jaggi was in Times Herald Square, where listening to a stump speaker, a riot between pro-English and pro-German supporters nearly broke out.

When the war started he was tasked, because of his commercial background, to see what he can do to assist naval attaché Captain Karl Boy-Ed helping the thousands of German sailors stranded in the United States when their ships were interned by the United States government. Working with Dr. Albert and Boy-Ed, he helped supply funds for the penniless sailors. He also helped with various schemes to move German sailors who wanted to back to Germany.

Müller frowns on the Count’s womanizing, but he likes Count Jaggi’s ability to get things done in a proper manner. Which he could not say about attachés Captain von Papen or Captain Karl Boy-Ed, who were constantly in the newspapers. However, when von Papen’s personal papers are confiscated in Falmouth, England and are subsequently released to the American press, they have to scramble to recover what they can of their networks before Captain Gaunt of British Intelligence and Inspector Tunney of the New York City Bomb squad dismantle them.

Whatever Count Jaggi needs, Hans Müller can get.


Müller was born in Baden, Germany in 1871. He attended military school in Berlin, where he graduated in the middle of his class. Realizing that he was not well suited for military life, he decided to go into business. 

In 1891 he found a position with the Frankfurt branch of the Konsolidiert Bank, where he showed some promise. For the next ten years he worked in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. In 1902 he was sent to the London Branch, where he spent the next five years taking care of various German business interests in England. Five years later he was transferred to New York. The Konsolidiert Bank had invested heavily in the railways in America. 

In 1912, Müller decided to leave the bank, to speculate in the moving picture business. After two failed films he became bankrupt. To pay his bills he took a job in the commercial section of the German consulate on 45 Broadway, Manhattan.