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The Book of Fate
by Brad Meltzer
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 story is derivitive and unimaginative: "Trying to figure out what really happened on the worst day of his life will lead Wes on a chase that takes him back to that long-ago July 4th, back to a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle, back to ancient Masonic symbols hidden in the street plan of Washington, DC, and even back to a two-hundred year old secret code invented by Thomas Jefferson."1
Despite the prominent square and compasses on the front cover, and the promise on the back cover of "disturbing secrets buried in Freemason history", Freemasonry plays virtually no role in the story other than to fancifully explain the motivation of a fanatically religious assassin. References appear on just fourteen of the book's 613 pages2 : pp. 88-89 (chapter 15), p. 117 (chapter 20), pp. 129-131 (chapter 23), p. 143 (chapter 25), p 219 (chapter 41), p. 226-230 (chapter 43), and p. 519 (chapter 101). The final reference has the assassin in a graveyard where he notices in passing that one headstone displays a carved square and compassses.

1.bradmeltzer.com accessed 2007/05/13.
2.The Book of Fate, Brad Meltzer. New York : Warner Books, (September 5, 2006). hc: 528 p. ISBN: 0446530999. (Pages noted from paperback edition, 2007.)

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