week after the theft of the dagger, when she and Hogan arrived at MI-6
headquarters for work on a rainy, February day, they were immediately called to
the office of the man who was the second in command of MI-6. They were admitted
upon their arrival.
just spoke with Jonathan Kaye of the CIA. There has been an accident at this
meeting of the heads of all the western world's intelligence services in
Honolulu. A bomb exploded and one man was killed and the boss was severely
injured and is recovering from his injuries at a local hospital. There is too
much going on all over the world right now and I am sending the two of you there
in my place as I need to coordinate the actions of our agents worldwide right
now," the second in command of MI-6 said.
is a picture of Jonathan Kaye and a list of people who are attending this
meeting. Here are your plane tickets. You'll be leaving on the noon flight to
New York, then you will have a connecting flight to San Francisco. From there,
you'll go to Honolulu and arrive at approximately 11 p.m. I would suggest that
you leave immediately and get packed for the trip."
right," Hogan replied after they looked at the list and the picture of the
CIA man, who he recognized and then returned it to him.
called their friend James Roberts from her office before they left to return
home. He was a retired RAF officer. He and his wife Susan had been friends of
hers since she had arrived in London from Germany in 1943 and friends of Hogan's
since before the war. They had two children whose names were James and Sharon.
Each were a year younger than their first two children.
do you mind if the children come and stay with you for a while? We're both being
sent to a meeting in Hawaii and we're to leave at noon today."
I don't mind. Susan is off visiting her sister in Scotland with our daughter
Sharon and James and I would enjoy the company." He liked the Hogan
children and his son always liked it when they were around.
I know it's awful short notice," Karla said with a grin.
welcome," Robbie replied, happy to have the kids again.
left the building and drove home where their children were just waking up for
thought you were at work?" their son Robert asked as they entered the
we were. But your father and I have to go to Hawaii for a meeting," she
be some meeting! Imagine going back to Hawaii!"
not a vacation this time," Hogan commented as he pulled their luggage out
of the hall closet.
care of yourself and your siblings while you're at Uncle Robbie's house."
She took the empty luggage up to their room so they could pack.
young Karla and Andreas noticed that their parents were home and packing.
"Where are you going?" her daughter asked with a yawn as they walked
into their parents' room. Andreas gave his mom a hug.
Hogan replied as he swept his daughter off her feet as though they were dancing.
She threw her arms around his neck and planted a big kiss on his cheek.
saw this, crossed her arms over her chest as she leaned against the door frame
and remarked with a smile, "If you're trying to take him from me, you're
out of luck, he already surrendered his heart to me a long time ago.” She said with pride, “Robert, I still can't believe we've
been married for thirteen years."
can I. It feels like it was only yesterday to me," Hogan replied after
putting young Karla down. Both children started to help him pack.
know, it does to me too." She walked over to him, slid her arms around his
neck and kissed him passionately.
was Friday morning and the children's tutor hadn't arrived yet. In their line of
work, they found it easier to educate their children in this manner due to their
crazy schedules and having to travel as much as they had over the years.
However, it was rare that both of them were called out of the country
simultaneously. Hogan slowly came down the steps about forty-five minutes later
with their luggage.
was in the study, writing one note for the tutor and another note for their
friend, James "Robbie" Roberts to pick up the children later today
after the tutor had finished and what time that would be. She also included some
money to cover for any expenses they incurred during their absence. He and his
wife had done this in the past for them and all the kids always enjoyed
themselves. She was amazed at how the time had flown by and that two of their
children were almost teenagers. They were fairly self-sufficient -- unusual for
their age, but she was glad.
the way to the airport after the tutor arrived later, they stopped by Roberts'
house and gave the envelope to his son, who answered the door.
this to your father, will you, James?" she asked as she handed the envelope
to the young boy.
ma'am. I will."
turned and walked back to the car where Hogan was waiting. She looked back and
waved to the boy, who returned her wave, then closed the door. She got back into
the car and they headed for Heathrow Airport.
half a block behind them, Wo Fat's black car followed slowly. He was
contemplating recent events in Hawaii and these agents' sudden departure, when
his car stopped. As the Hogan car pulled away, his driver accelerated to follow.
He made a note of the address where they stopped. They made no further stops
prior to arriving at Heathrow Airport. These two agents were the ones most
likely to be sent to the meeting according to his sources as they were two of
the organization's most experienced agents. Everything is proceeding according
to my design, he thought as he smiled.
the man in the front seat, he said, "Find out where they are going."
To the man next to him, he said, "And you get on that plane and stay with
them. Call me when you arrive at their final destination," he said and
handed him enough money to purchase tickets around the world if he had to and a
phone number where he could be reached. Due to the recent events he had so
carefully arranged in Hawaii, he suspected that was their final destination.
"Welcome to my parlor, the spider said to the flies." He would contact
his man at the meeting and have him continue with his mission at tonight's
meeting, which was to begin in approximately 12 hours.
two men entered the airport and followed the Hogans. They found that they were
on the noon flight to New York and the one man purchased a ticket for the
flight. Upon arriving in New York, he followed them to their next flight, San
Francisco. He purchased another ticket and followed them there. Upon their
arrival in San Francisco, he purchased a ticket to Honolulu. He hoped this was
their final destination.
11 hours after they left London, they arrived at Honolulu International Airport.
As they left the plane and entered the terminal, two men walked up to them. The
Chinese man backed off as he saw they had obviously reached their final
destination. He would continue to observe them at a distance until he knew where
they were staying.
well, well, if it isn't Robert and Karla Hogan," Napoleon commented as the
two British agents came off the plane. "They only told us that we were to
meet two MI-6 agents."
Solo and Illya Kuryakin, what a welcoming party," Hogan replied with a
smile as he shook hands with the two UNCLE agents.
here to take you to where the meeting is being held. There are some people you
need to meet. We'll have just enough time to stop at your hotel, allow you to
check in and drop off your luggage."
short while later, they retrieved their luggage and were on their way first to
the Ilikai Hotel to check in and drop off their luggage. Then, they went to the
base where the meeting was being held. On the way there, Illya spoke to Karla to
get to know her better as he hadn't really had time to talk to her in England in
you married, Illya?" Karla asked, not remembering about the marriage
restrictions of UNCLE.
As field agents, we're not allowed to marry."
a shame, I'll bet there's a lot of broken hearts out there."
smiled as she said this. "He wouldn't notice it if there were. Mister
Business-before pleasure here is a workaholic."
ignored his partner's chiding and asked, "Do you have any pictures of your
Karla replied and pulled out a picture and a flashlight and showed it to him.
"Our sons, Robert and Andreas will be thirteen and eight, respectively and
our daughter, Karla will be eleven. All of their birthdays are later this
you. We think so, too, but we're prejudiced."
every right to be."
they arrived at the base, they saw several ambulances and police cars lit in the
beams of the car's headlights.
the Chinese man checked into the Ilikai, went to his room, pulled the piece of
paper from his pocket and called Wo Fat.
their final destination was Honolulu, Hawaii. They are staying at the Ilikai.
Shall I continue surveillance until you arrive?"
I will make arrangements to come as quickly as I can," Wo Fat replied, then
then called Freiberger to inform him of the latest movements of his targets.
Morgen, Herr Freiberger," Wo Fat began.
Fat, I hope you have some news for me."
I do. The couple have arrived at their final destination, Honolulu and are
staying at the Ilikai."
will follow them, of course?"
I will make the arrangements momentarily. Before they left, they stopped at
someone's house in London," he said and gave him the address.
I have to deal with something before I join you there." His agents had
found that they did have children, although his people were still looking for
current pictures of them. He decided not to risk another break-in at the Hogan
residence as that could raise the suspicions of the police.
thought it was odd that the German was planning to go to Honolulu, but said
nothing of it to him.
wonder what happened now?" Napoleon asked as they pulled up to the base's
question," Hogan commented as they walked into the base shortly after
Napoleon parked the car.
their entrance to the base, they were met by Alexander Waverly who immediately
escorted all of them to a room where they could rest briefly after their long
Waverly, this is Robert and Karla Hogan of MI-6. What is going on here?"
had another murder here while you were gone. This time, someone was stabbed
using a rather unusual knife," Waverly responded and extended his hand in
greeting. "Nice to see you again. It's a shame it isn't under more pleasant
circumstances. This is Mr. Jonathan Kaye of the CIA," he said as another
man entered the room.
met. Hello, Jonathan."
Robert," Kaye replied. "It's been a while."
recognized the CIA man from his photo. Just then, another man walked into the
room. Kaye introduced Steve McGarrett, head of the special police unit known as
Hawaii Five-O to the newcomers. McGarrett is a tall man with a lean, athletic
body. He looked like he was
thirty-five, with short, dark hair and blue eyes and was dressed in a black suit
and white shirt.
in the process of completing the investigation. We have the murder weapon and
have pulled a set of fingerprints that we're having checked now."
Ho Kelly entered the room and McGarrett introduced him to the newcomers. Kelly,
an oriental, was stout and shorter than McGarrett, with short, dark hair, brown
eyes, dressed in a tan suit and a white shirt. "Steve, there's been another
killing. A man was just found shot in another part of the base. The weapon was
left next to him. I caught Che Fong and the lab boys just as they were about to
leave. They're on their way to check out that area as well. This time, it was
the head of the FBI that bought it. Che will check the gun for fingerprints and
the slug from the body to determine whether it was the murder weapon."
this point, McGarrett sat in one of the chairs and asked, "Who wants to
kill these intelligence leaders?"
knows? Maybe it's personal," Hogan commented as he sipped from a cup of
fresh coffee, "but I doubt it. Sounds like someone from a rival
don't sound like a Brit," McGarrett observed.
from Connecticut originally. I was stationed in London just before the war. When
the war ended, I decided to stay in England."
suspected that there was a lot more to this man than met the eye, but it wasn't
important at the moment, so he didn't worry about it.
Kaye informed them that the meeting was canceled tonight and tomorrow night as a
result of the two murders. The UNCLE agents took them back to the Ilikai, where
they could get some sleep after their long trip that day.
they returned to their suite, they unpacked their belongings and Hogan went to
get some ice for the glasses. Karla, meanwhile, called Roberts' home as it was
almost 12 p.m. London time.
London, the phone rang at Robbie's house. In her note, she had said that one of
them would call upon their arrival at their hotel.
Robbie answered the phone.
Robbie. It's Karla."
two of you obviously made it there in one piece."
I thought I'd call and give you the number of the embassy here in case of an
emergency. We left so quickly, that I didn't get a chance to look it up."
gave him the number of the British embassy in Honolulu, the information of what
hotel and room they were in and before hanging up, said, "Please give a
copy of this information to Robert, will you? Just in case something happens to
you so he knows how to get a hold of us?"
right. Anything else?"
the kids we said hello."
asked, "Will you be calling again?"
try. I don't know how long this meeting is supposed to last."
right. Don't get too much sun while you're there. Good-bye, Karla."
laughed at that comment, "'Bye, Robbie," then hung up.
had returned by then and handed her a glass of ice water and they relaxed for a
few minutes before retiring for the night.
better go to the hospital and see how the boss is doing," Hogan commented
as he crawled between the sheets clad in his white cotton pajama pants.
we'll have plenty of time to visit him today," she commented as she sat on
her side of the bed. It had a dark blue blanket and white sheets on it. He
turned off the light and slid his arm around her waist. She had changed into a
black silk negligée.
will you give me a back rub? I could really use one."
right. Roll onto your stomach." She turned around and found he already had.
She straddled him and began to knead and massage his shoulders and back.
relaxed, then exclaimed, "AAAAHHHH!!!!"
I hurt you? Or is that just one of those really sore spots?"
it's just one of those really sore spots." When she finished a few minutes
later, she lie next to him and he pulled her close and kissed her passionately,
then continued in a deep, sensual voice, "Thanks. I needed that."
hmmm... You're welcome," she replied as he pulled her to him and rolled
onto his back. His arms were wrapped around her and he slid one hand up through
her hair, gently pushed her head towards his and kissed her softly. The other
one drifted slowly down her back to rest on her butt.
they woke the next morning, as he watched her dress, he thought, *She's still in good shape after thirteen years and having three
looked over at him and smiled. She put on a blue aloha dress.
then crawled out of bed and put on some white shorts and a blue aloha shirt.
you ready to go to the hospital?"
left after consuming a light breakfast in the hotel restaurant. As they drove to
the hospital, they discussed what had happened and the possible reasons why. On
their arrival at the hospital, they were informed that no visitors would be
allowed to see the boss for several days yet as he was still in critical
condition. They returned to the hotel and relaxed by lying out next to the pool
for a while to get some sun.
the night before, Chin Ho Kelly was with the investigating team on the other
side of the base. Che Fong had found a nice set of prints on this weapon as
well. The body was removed by the coroner and the forensics team left the scene
with their evidence and Kelly's orders to find out who the fingerprints on each
weapon belonged to. *Maybe they would luck
out this time. Yeah, right,* Chin thought as he went to find Steve. It had
been an unusually long night for the men of Five-O.
Fong took the weapons to the lab and performed the usual battery of tests on
them the next morning after taking samples of all the fingerprints present on
the weapons. Perhaps they had lucked out this time. He was able to pull a
complete set of four fingers and a thumb off of each weapon. That's strange, he
thought. It was a million to one shot that that would happen, especially on two
different weapons taken from two bodies in the same vicinity on the same day.
took the fingerprints and sent them to the police labs to see if they could find
a match as well as sending a copy to the Feds in Washington. He also sent a copy
to the West German police since the knife had a German phrase engraved into the
blade. Along with a photo of the knife, he requested any information they could
supply about it or the prints. Asked
for the information to be sent to Steve McGarrett's office and gave his office's
address and telex number.
McGarrett received a telex from West Berlin the next day. He read the letter,
but only glanced at the picture and didn't recognize the person in it. At the
time, they were busy investigating the people attending this meeting trying to
determine whether there were any connections between them and the victims that
would suggest a motive for their murders. Upon arriving at his office the next
morning, he found a package on his desk and began to open it. Chin Ho Kelly
arrived while he was opening the package.
that?" Kelly asked.
don't know. It's from West Berlin," McGarrett replied as he pulled the
contents out of the package. It contained a copy of a file. "The telex, I
received yesterday was a letter accompanied by this picture and name." He
handed it to Chin who read the letter, which was from the head of the West
German police. The knife they had in their possession was described in the
letter, the picture was the person whose fingerprints matched those they had
sent and the letter also informed them of the file they had sent.
a copy of an SS personnel file. They sent it in regards to our request for a
fingerprint identification," Steve said as he opened the file.
letter described the file as belonging to an SS officer. The woman in the file's
picture was nice looking, he noticed, but then read that she had been a colonel
in the SS. Her name was Karla Hoffman. The letter didn't list any outstanding
warrants for her arrest, he noted.
looks like we've got ourselves an ex-SS officer to deal with, Chin. The knife we
found in the man the other day is an SS dagger," Steve said, then handed
the folder to his colleague.
Ho looked at the file briefly then studied the picture. "Doesn't she look
know, I was just thinking that myself. I can't say where just this instant, but
I would swear that I've seen that face recently. It says in the letter that she
vanished from somewhere in the southern part of Germany in 1943 and hasn't been
Strange, how this should happen now, with all these intelligence leaders here.
By the way, is that meeting still going on?" Chin asked.
from what Jonathan told me, it would be extended for several days due to the
murders." Suddenly, he realized where he had seen this woman. "That's
it!" he snapped his fingers.
know where I've seen her! We just met her the other day. She's one of the MI-6
agents! Do you know where they are staying?"
Chin replied, “but I believe our friends at UNCLE would since they took them
there the other night. Will you call Napoleon at his hotel?"
as Steve picks up the phone.
the two officers were on their way to the Ilikai. Steve brought the file from
West Berlin with him. He wasn't looking forward to this, but it had to be done.
*What if Hogan doesn't know about her
past? * he thought grimly. Soon, they arrived at the hotel and went to the
desk in the lobby.
Steve McGarrett of Hawaii Five-O," he began as he showed his badge to the
man at the desk. "What room is Robert Hogan in?"
is in suite 1777," the man replied after he checked his records.
you. Come on, Chin."
and Kelly went to the elevator, up to the seventeenth floor, then down the hall
to their suite. Steve knocked on the door. He heard footsteps then Hogan opened
the door. He was surprised to see the two police officers standing there.
please come in," Hogan said. He was dressed in white shorts and a blue,
short-sleeved aloha shirt.
entered and found Karla sitting on the couch in the living room. She was dressed
in a blue aloha dress. Hogan sat next to her and McGarrett and Kelly sat in the
chairs on the opposite side of the coffee table. Steve casually placed the
folder on the table in front of Hogan and stated, "We have some new
information about the murders yesterday. This folder contains the identity of
the person whose prints were found on both weapons used in those murders. Please
look at it."
Hogan picked up the folder, opened it, scanned it, closed it and asked,
"What about it?"
believe this person is in Hawaii now and attending this meeting. This file came
from West Berlin." Hogan and Karla glanced at each other. McGarrett saw
this, but said nothing. He then turned to Karla and said, "Please look at
the contents of the folder."
handed it to her, she hesitated for a moment and thought, Oh, no! She then
slowly opened the folder and saw her picture there.
this you?" Steve asked.
couldn't deny the evidence of her SS personnel file in front of her. "Yes,
this is me," Karla admitted softly as she closed her eyes, then the folder
and McGarrett took it back from her. She put her face into her hands in shame of
what she had once been.
put his arm around her, "She isn't wanted for anything, is she?" he
asked as he held her. She was trembling. Between themselves, his family, their
friends and the people at MI-6, she had reconciled her past. However, to the
rest of the world, the members of the SS were still considered to be evil
monsters, not to be trusted for any reason.
thought by her reaction that perhaps she had never gotten over what she had been
all those years ago and pitied her. *What
a terrible burden to carry with you the rest of your life,* he thought.
McGarrett looked at Hogan sympathetically. "No, but like I said, her prints
were found on the gun and the knife used in the two murders yesterday. We can't
allow you to leave the islands," he replied softly as he looked at Karla,
who had now put her hands back into her lap and was looking at them.
couldn't condemn her, no matter what she had once been, the law didn't permit
it. She would be treated the same as any citizen while she was here in America.
Steve couldn't hide his facial expressions, which belied his emotions regarding
what she once had been. They had heard the horror stories about what the SS did
in Europe during World War II. Steve had served in the Navy's Pacific fleet
during the war. Chin Ho Kelly’s face was little different. He had helped out
in Honolulu during the war as a civilian volunteer. Karla
briefly looked at Steve and Chin's faces before she turned back to Hogan.
held his wife and the expression on her face told him that she feared for her
life. He could see she was terribly afraid of what they would do to her now that
they knew about her past and saw the revulsion in the officers' eyes despite
their attempts to hide their feelings. He was gently stroking her hair when he
asked, "Is she under arrest?" He felt her body become tense in his
arms when he asked that question and pulled her close to himself to try and
reassure her that no matter what happened, he would be there for her.
considered his question carefully, "No, but I would like it if you both
surrendered your weapons to me now."
right," he replied as he surrendered his gun and indicated that she should
do the same. Karla slowly pulled hers from her purse. He reasoned that it would
be better if they complied with the officer's demands for the moment.
pulled out two plastic bags, labeled them with their names and used his pen to
slide them into the bag. Watching him do this, Hogan realized that they were both under suspicion and now had the feeling that
someone was trying to frame them like something hanging in the Louvre.
*Whatever happened to a person being innocent until proven guilty?* he
thought angrily as he glared at McGarrett.
much longer will this meeting you two are attending last?"
has another three days to go, with everyone being interviewed for your
right, we'll be in touch," Steve replied curtly as he and Chin stood, then
left the suite, closing the door behind them.
they left, she put her head into his shoulder and cried. "What do you
suppose will happen? What will they do to me?"
I don't know, my love," he replied as he held her and gently rubbed her
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Original Posted March 18, 2001