Conclave by Robert Harris
In his new novel, this bestselling writer takes us inside one of the most secretive institutions in the world, as a group of cardinals votes to elect a new pope. Several men from different backgrounds, each with their own particular agendas and ambitions, are in the running for this sacred position. Sequestered in the Sistine Chapel no one can remain neutral amidst the planning and plotting. During a thrilling seventy-two-hour session allegiances are formed and broken, but only one person can take this coveted seat of ultimate power.