Reviews for A Worthy Adversary
PastOneonta chapter 1 . 7/9/2016
Interesting and different. Peter's perspective was entertaining, humorous and accurately Peter. Neal had a different history than expected but it worked and was fun. Thanks for writing WC, I have to see what else you have written.
JimChou chapter 1 . 5/19/2016
Nicely written. Liked the easy banter. Still some truth in it although it's now obviously AU.
Crystalzap chapter 1 . 12/14/2012
Thats such I horrible way for Neal to get caught... T_T you'd think he'd slip the cuffs
Miso Muchi chapter 1 . 6/10/2011
Gods, loved this. And the Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite book so kudos for using it!
JeanneZ84 chapter 1 . 5/1/2011
Very nice to read this.

xxxxxx chapter 1 . 12/29/2010
very well written and humorous, and love the psych reference at the end :)
breezyyy chapter 1 . 9/22/2010
excellent story, i love Peter's thoughts on Neal!
Isiera chapter 1 . 9/15/2010
Interessting and nice story. I think you described Neal perfectly with all his charme and helpfulness, even if it is not the best for him. But like Tangini, I always had the idea of Peter outsmarting Neal while catching him.
readersdigest chapter 1 . 8/15/2010
Haha, psych fan, huh? -

Nicely done. :) A good read -
Stephosaur chapter 1 . 8/7/2010
i absolutely lved it!

gooo neal!
SubRosa7 chapter 1 . 8/1/2010
Enjoyed this look into Neal's possible past, and how Peter first arrested him! Thanks for writing
mam711 chapter 1 . 7/30/2010
Very enjoyable. I really liked the bit about the calligraphied note, and Neal figuring out a smarter way to help Peter, not just going for the obvious.

There were a couple of sentences I had issues with: "Finally, he managed to find something with Caffrey's initials on it. An eyewitness saying they had seen him drop off the forged bonds, a tenuous lead about how he may have been bragging about it in a coffee shop."

Are we supposed to take "Caffrey's initials" literally or figuratively? I don't think it's consistent with the show if it's literal, and could be stated less ambiguously if figurative. And I can't imagine Neal ever bragging in a way that could get him caught.

Also, it would help to have separation between the story itself and the author's note and footnote.
Tanigi chapter 1 . 7/29/2010
This was an interesting, well-written point of view into Neal's mind, but there were a couple of things that bothered me about it.

First, this paragraph had more grammar mistakes than the rest of the fic put together... typed in a hurry, maybe? Not a big deal, but things like this niggle at me, so:

"Charming and polite turned into smug and [arrogant] in Peter's mind[,] as the capricious youth [led] both international and federal law enforcement agencies on a merry chase. Other people on the case were taken in by the conman's [charming] [presence][,] and some even boldly suggested that what he did was harmless, and [that] perhaps he wasn't as guilty as Peter suspected."

Second, and this is just personal, but I've always thought that Peter finally caught Neal by actually outsmarting him, and not by a turn of luck. Again, that's just me.

Overall, though, this was pretty good. :) And I liked the line where Neal said that he *may* also have a compulsion to take shiny things that don't belong to him.
QualityReviewer chapter 1 . 7/28/2010
I loved your version of how they met, how Neal annoyed Peter with being too charming and not like a stereotypical bad guy. Best of all I LOVED your last line, "Besides, how would I ever come up with a worthy adversary in the vice department?" It alludes to the idea of what Peter would be to him if they were actually in the Vice department. Hilarious. Because of that one liner this story is going into my faves. Conclusion: excellent portrayal of their bromance but not too slashy.
morgo7kc chapter 1 . 7/28/2010
Haha poor Neal, tried to help Peter and got busted cuz of it. Checkmate.
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