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Conclave by Robert Harris
  

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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. 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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Conclave by Robert Harris

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Unputdownable. (Guardian). Gripping. (Sunday Times). 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.

Reviews

Harris
superlative skill at depicting power politics makes this an irresistibly gripping papal page

-turner. Sunday Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR Thriller of the year ... with a plot so serpentine and sinuous that I could not bear to put it down. -- Geoffrey Wansell Daily Mail BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'I have been waiting for most of my life for Robert Harris to write a novel that is not gripping, insightful and entertaining. I am waiting still. His latest, Conclave, is superb. -- Ben Macintyre The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR A real page-turner, with a great twist in the final pages. -- Libby Purves The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR Finishing this splendid and intelligent story, as with all great fiction, brings an acute sense of loss. -- Richard Susskind The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR Robert Harris is incapable of writing a substandard novel. -- Alan Johnson Observer, BOOKS OF THE YEAR Each Robert Harris thriller is different but of exemplary consistency. -- Ian Rankin Mirror BOOKS OF THE YEAR Robert Harris is the master storyteller of our time ... Beautifully constructed ... it's dramatically compelling, politically intelligent, beautifully paced and with a lovely twist in the tail ... narrative doesn't come better than this. Scotsman BOOKS OF THE YEAR I am about to use a word I have never knowingly used in any review of any book ever. During my 25-odd years of writing about books I have done my best to avoid cliches, slipshod summaries, oracular pronouncements and indeed anything else that might appear emblazoned on a book jacket. Nonetheless, there is only one possible word to describe Robert Harris's new novel, and it is this: unputdownable -- Ian Sansom Guardian A master of producing thrillers of ever-tightening suspense, full of insider analysis of political power and the treatment of momentous events ... gripping ... more than a crime novel, it is also a psychological and political thriller ... Conclave is a triumphant addition to Harris
acclaimed output

-- David Grylls Sunday Times


About the Author

Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of eight bestselling novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost, Lustrum and The Fear Index. Several of his books have been filmed, most recently The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, west Berkshire, with his wife Gill Hornby and a fluctuating number of children.

In 2014 he was inducted into the CWA Hall of Fame.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th April 2017

Author

Robert Harris

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense
Religious & spiritual fiction

ISBN

9781784751838

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