When the trail of elusive criminal "The Dutchman" deadends, FBI Agent Peter Burke teams up with a most unlikely partner to catch him - the imprisoned Neal Caffrey: master criminal, conman extraordinaire and Peter's most accomplished collar. Now when Peter sets on the trail of the vicious counterfeiter, he has an equally devious criminal mind on his side.
When con man Neal Caffrey breaks out of a maximum-security prison, the FBI calls the man who put him there in the first place, agent Peter Burke. Peter knows that Neal escaped to find Kate, the love of his life. However, when Peter arrives at Kate's apartment in Manhattan, he finds the con man alone. Neal was too late; Kate is gone.
Faced with another four years in prison, Neal offers to help Peter catch "the Dutchman," an elusive counterfeiter Peter has been chasing for years. There is just one small catch; in exchange for his expertise, Neal wants his freedom. Peter accepts, on the conditions that Neal wears a tracking anklet and that he forgets about Kate.