Mr. Impossible is an improvement from the first book. Maybe because there is much more to the story which is placed in Egypt and the storyline which evolves around kidnapping and rescue operation. It has more tension and eagerness to find out how it will entangle itself. Much more amusing and vivid in description. Also, the history is well placed in the story as well as the scenery. Daphne is an interesting character. Carsington could be a much more interesting if he didn't drop the bad boy act too early in the story. Altogether it's a solid 3 * for me.