The God Machine
J. G. Sandom
While not intentionally anti-masonic, this work of fiction blatantly cashes in on the recognition value of the masonic square and compasses and the current popular fascination with conspiracy theories.
"The Church insisted it didn't exist. They lied. They said it was just a Masonic legend. It wasn't. A two-thousand-year-old secret. Revealed."
"L'Enfant defined a Compass, Square and Rule within the layout of the citythe three major symbols of Masonry." [p. 171.]
"And blue is the color of Symbolic Masonry, the Blue Lodge, and faith and eternity." [p. 24.]
"The Triple tau is also one of the premier symbols of Royal Arch Masonry." p. 182
"The Square and Compasss are the Great Lights of Masonry." [p. 25.]
"What do you conceal?" Price replied.
"All the secrets of Masons in Masonry to which this..." [p. 26.]
"According to Masonic lore, Franklin somehow managed to procure a version of the Gospel of Judas that was particularly old." [p. 54.]
"...all of these numbers are extremely significant in Masonic numerology." [p. 181.]
"And look there, at the writing. That's the same Masonic code we saw in Franklin's letter to Madame Helvétius." [p. 215.]
"Anyway, when I run the ratio against the numbers we've been tracking, the angles of the triangles of the pentagram, plus the Masonic symbols of the Compass, Square and Rule, I end up with the same series of numbers: three times thirteen, or thirty-nine...." [p. 185.]
There are at least seventeen other references to Freemasonry, many of them equally inaccurate.
The God Machine, J. G. Sandom. Bantam : May 2009. ISBN : 978-0-553-58997-9.