* EvilIsSexy: In the first novel Jim is drawn to Angelina not just because she's beautiful, but because he genuinely admires her brilliant criminal mind. If only he could get past the fact that she's a sociopathic killer...
* ValuesDissonance: Jim's pill-popping -- whenever he needs BottledHeroicResolve or some other ability -- can be disconcerting to modern audiences, but the series ''was'' created in TheSixties after all.