Now available to preorder: THE SECOND SLEEP, Robert Harris's new thriller.
THE POWER OF GOD. THE AMBITION OF MEN.
***SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***
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.
‘Gripping’ Sunday Times
"Harris’ superlative skill at depicting power politics makes this an irresistibly gripping papal page-turner."
"Thriller of the year . . . with a plot so serpentine and sinuous that I could not bear to put it down."
"‘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."
"A real page-turner, with a great twist in the final pages."
"Finishing this splendid and intelligent story, as with all great fiction, brings an acute sense of loss."
"Robert Harris is incapable of writing a substandard novel."
"Each Robert Harris thriller is different but of exemplary consistency."
"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."
"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"
"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"