(A) (1122) "...there is only one possible word to describe Robert Harris’s new novel, and it is this: unputdownable ... As always with Harris, there is a lot of backstory and exposition ... in Conclave the sequence is very simple and pleasing indeed: the pope dies, the cardinals gather, there is the first ballot, there is the second ballot, there is the third ballot, and so on, each stage being accompanied by another twist, some new mystery or complication." –IAN SANSOM, THE GUARDIAN
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris. Georges Picquart, recently promoted head of the agency that helped convict Dreyfus of treason. Picquart believes in Dreyfus's guilt. But gradually Picquart comes to suspect that a spy remains at large in the military. With evidence mounting, pointing to deceit at the highest levels of government, Picquart has nowhere to turn and is compelled to question his most deeply held beliefs about his country and himself.