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Category: Book
By (author): Harris, Robert
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage
  FICTION / Thrillers / Historical
  FICTION / War & Military
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: November 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 9.25in x 6.25in
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From The Publisher*Following the success of Conclave last fall comes Robert Harris's new novel, bound for bestseller-dom as he returns to the historical terrain of his best-known book, Fatherland.

Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s.
     Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Hugh is 34 years old and married to the beautiful and brittle Pamela. Paul Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office--and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. They have not been in contact for more than a decade. But when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Paul travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a collision course--with dramatic results.
Munich is a spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, filled with real-life characters--Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladier--and actual events.

"Conclave features brilliant characters and riveting suspense. This is intrigue at its finest." -The Globe and Mail
"Insider politics and controversy, Vatican-style, are brought to life for readers of all faiths in Robert Harris's Conclave. As in [his] previous books . . . veteran political reporter Harris brings intrigue and a sense of history to what happens when a Pope dies and the one hundred-plus cardinals of the Church huddle in seclusion to choose his successor. . . . Harris, the master of the unexpected twist." -Newsmax
"As a former political reporter, Robert Harris has considerable knowledge of the corridors of power and an understanding about the frailties and flaws of those who exercise it. He brings those qualities, along with a passion for detailed accuracy and compelling plots, to his historical and contemporary political thrillers. . . . Harris knows how to build suspense . . . there is no denying that he has written a novel that is difficult to put down, even by his standards." -Critics at Large
"A must for any lover of political fiction, Conclave offers a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the Catholic Church's most critical election." -Canadian Living
"Conclave is one of the best crime novels of 2016. In fact, it may be one of the best novels of 2016. There are thrills, devious plots, brilliant characters, a perfect setting and Harris's usual skillfully rendered historical research. If you liked the Cicero trilogy, or were transfixed by The Ghost or An Officer and a Spy, you do not want to miss one line of this novel. . . . I read this book in one long day, taking time only to eat a sandwich. It is the best Robert Harris novel to date." -Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

"[A] tightly woven tale about power machinations at the top of the Roman Catholic Church. . . . [T]he book imagines the secret process from the inside, culminating in a denouement that to many will seem so provocatively scandalous this could become a Catholic version of The Satanic Verses. . . . Harris has done his research, and it shows. . . . [H]ints of the current climate all pale in comparison to the twist at the end. . . . Harris has written a gripping, smart book." -The New York Times

"Harris writes intelligent thrillers, many with a historical bent. Conclave has a stately, dignified air, yet it quietly pulsates with intrigue. . . . Harris's clever plot machinations slowly draw you in. . . . Harris saves one whopper of a surprise for the final pages." -USA Today

"Harris, creator of grand, symphonic thrillers . . . scores with a chamber piece of a novel. . . . An illuminating read for anyone interested in the inner workings of the Catholic Church; for prelate-fiction super-fans, it is pure temptation." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[B]rilliant. . . . [A] gripping read. . . . Harris has converted an arcane process into a page-turner. . . . The more one looks, the more cunning the book seems. Conclave is a triumphant addition to Harris's acclaimed output." -The Sunday Times

"Robert Harris . . . has outdone himself with his latest. . . . Tension and high suspense surround the elaborate, richly described rituals of each vote. . . . Harris leaves us with an ending that would knock off the papal socks." -BookPage

"Robert Harris writes intelligent thrillers based on historical events. . . . This might be the ultimate locked-room mystery; the cardinals are sequestered and can't emerge until they elect a successor. What happens? Harris intends to keep the reader guessing, and he does a fine job of it. Read it and find out." -The Seattle Times

"[H]ard to put down. . . . [A] high-pressure closed-door mystery. . . . As for putting this one down? You don't have a prayer." -The Christian Science Monitor

"Robert Harris is the master storyteller of our time, his novels always beautifully constructed. Conclave recounts a fictional, but entirely credible, papal election sometime in the present. It's dramatically compelling, politically intelligent, beautifully paced and with a lovely twist in the tail. Narrative is at the heart of fiction, and narrative doesn't come better than this." -The Scotsman
Biographical NoteROBERT HARRIS is the author of nine bestselling 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, and he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby. The author lives in West Berkshire, England.