This is the second adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel (chronologically speaking, according to Goodreads), and while entertaining, it's not quite so endearing as the first. The number of times I can see the Pimpernel compared to Jesus Christ without my eyes rolling out of my head is a relatively low one, as it turns out. Still, we read these books to see our hero outwit his adversaries at every turn, and there is plenty of that here. Scads of it. Buckets, even. Scads of buckets, I dare say. It's good fun, and I'm looking forward to the next adventure.