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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.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:287 pages

    Conclave Reviews

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Dec 03, 2016

    ”Sede vacante, . . . .The throne of the Holy See is vacant.” The Power of God, the Ambition of Men.Cardinal Jacopo Lomeli has been contemplating retirement to peaceful meditation and study for sev...

  • Jaidee
    Nov 27, 2016

    4 "solid, carefully layered, quietly thrilling" stars ! We have all of Mr. Robert Harris' novels and I have read none of them. When I saw this in the bookstore, however, I just had to have it. I was a...

  • Diane S ?
    Oct 21, 2016

    4.5 The second book in as many days that I didn't want to put down. It initially appealed to me because I spent most of my school years in Catholic schools, was pretty young when Vatican two came arou...

  • Annet
    Dec 28, 2016

    This is a lonely place, and the hour is now late...Interesting, fascinating, intriguing. 'Unputdownable'(Guardian), yes, that is the right word. The process of the Vatican Conclave, the thought of the...

  • Blair
    Oct 06, 2016

    It seems Robert Harris can make pretty much anything into a deeply intriguing political drama with the addictive qualities of a soap. In this case, it's the election of a new pope; the sympathetic Car...

  • James
    Oct 03, 2016

    This is an intelligent, compelling, unpredictable and absorbing thriller of the best kind. Whilst the subject matter – Conclave (an assembly of cardinals for the election of a pope) is something I k...

  • Andy
    Dec 17, 2016

    Have really enjoyed other works by this author & was great to get my hands on his latest which intrigued me with its concept of more Roman politics albeit from a much later period in history from his ...

  • The Pfaeffle Journal
    Jan 19, 2017

    Many years ago, my brother and I saw a play called Hadrian the Seventh, which was based on a book by the same name. The gist of the story is that two members of the Roman Catholic church visit a pathe...

  • Tosh
    Jan 03, 2017

    I liked it, even though it really wasn't all that exciting. It does have a certain level of suspense that made it difficult to put down for very long. It’s predictable, but then the uncertainty is t...

  • Linda
    Dec 16, 2016

    The author, Robert Harris, was given the privilege of visiting the locations that are permanently closed to the public to help him in his research of this book. The reader is given an in-depth tour an...

About Robert Harris

Robert   Harris

ROBERT HARRIS is the author of nine best-selling novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost Writer, Conspirata, The Fear Index, and An Officer and a Spy. Several of his books have been adapted to film, most recently The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, England, with his