Holy Hour, by Benedict XVI and James Patterson. Down-on-his-luck ex-pope Pius XIII thought he'd left all the Vatican backstabbing and intrigue behind when he retired. But now someone's trying to assassinate his successor, and Pius will need all the martial-arts skills he learned from the Swiss Guard to prevent the unimaginable before the clock runs down on a breathtakingly diabolical plot. It's a plot that will take Pius deep into the bowels of the secretive and unscrupulous Society of St. Pius X, where a shadowy mastermind known only as Archbishop X may have his eye on more than just the papacy. 482 pages, estimated reading time 45 minutes, from Runcible Publishing and Finer Meats.