Has anybody also noticed, on another USA Network show called "Leverage", that a thief uses the name Parker? In this case it's a she with the infamous surname, but, again, it's neat to see. I like her attitude: if you're not stealing something, why wake up in the morning?
Both shows are worth a watch for crime fiction fans. They're not necessarily hard-boiled, but the characters and situations are terrific and keep you tuning in. I really like the relationship between the FBI agent, Burke, and his wife, Elizabeth, on "White Collar". For once we get a couple that isn't on the verge of divorce, or somehow otherwise estranged. They actually like each other, believe it or not. It's a refreshing change. And the wife, played by Tiffany Amber Theissen, is still nice to look at. Yes, I remember her from the "Saved By the Bell" days and, yes, she doesn't use the Amber part of her name anymore, but do you know what's really scary? She and I are the same age!
Of course, I just realized another literary connection with "White Collar". The G-Man's name is Burke. Hmmmmmm.... maybe we'll see a Mr. Vachss on the show at some point.