Conclave by Robert Harris
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Harris has written a gripping, smart book. The only quibble, ironically enough, is that it could have used a touch more soul.
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The best-selling author of Enigma and Fatherland turns to today's Vatican in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel, and gives us his most ambitious, page-turning thriller yet--where the power of God is nearly equaled by the ambition of men.

The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth.


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About Robert Harris

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Robert Harris is the author of Pompeii, Enigma, and Fatherland. He has been a television correspondent with the BBC and a newspaper columnist for the London Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. His novels have sold more than ten million copies and been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife and four children.
 
Published November 22, 2016 by Vintage. 305 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Sep 07 2016

An illuminating read for anyone interested in the inner workings of the Catholic Church; for prelate-fiction superfans, it is pure temptation.

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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Vanessa Friedman on Dec 01 2016

Harris has written a gripping, smart book. The only quibble, ironically enough, is that it could have used a touch more soul.

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