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Mal'akh forces the Word—the unpronounceable circumpunct —out of Peter and tattoos it on his head on the last portion of unmarked skin on his body.
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Mal'akh then orders Peter to sacrifice him, as he believes dan brown the lost symbol ebook it is his destiny to become a demonic spirit and lead the forces of evil. When Peter claims that he will do so without hesitation to avenge his son dan brown the lost symbol ebook mother, Mal'akh shocks Peter by revealing that he is actually Zachary Solomon himself, having conspired with the prison warden to fake his death by disfiguring the body of another inmate beyond recognition at the same time, Katherine and Bellamy discover several photos of Zachary in Greece after his supposed death that show his gradual transformation into Mal'akh.
With tears in his eyes, Peter prepares to stab Zachary but ultimately cannot bring himself to do so and drops the knife just as Langdon arrives and tackles him.
Director Sato arrives dan brown the lost symbol ebook the Temple in a helicopter, which smashes the Temple's skylight, the shards of which fatally impale Zachary.
The CIA then thwart Zachary's plan to transmit the video to several leading media channels using an EMP blast, disabling a cell tower in the network path leading from Zachary's laptop computer. Katherine arrives and she and Langdon then share a tearful reunion with Peter and mourn Zachary's death.
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Zachary is only briefly able to lament his body's mutilation before dying. Later, Peter informs Langdon that the circumpunct Zachary tattooed on his head is not the Word.
Dan brown the lost symbol ebook also informs Katherine that he made back-ups of all of her noetic research data on his own computer, meaning her research can continue.
Deciding to take Langdon to the true secret behind the Word, Peter leads him to the room atop the Washington Monument and tells him that the Word—a common Christian Biblethe Word of God—lies in the monument's cornerstone, buried in the ground beneath the monument's staircase.
Langdon realizes that the symbols on the pyramid's base spelled out the words Laus Deo which translate to Praise God.
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These words are inscribed on the small aluminum capstone atop the Monument, which is the true Masonic Pyramid. Peter tells Langdon that the Masons believe that the Bible is an esoteric allegory written by humanity, and that, like most religious texts around the globe, it contains veiled instructions for harnessing humanity's natural God-like qualities—similar to Katherine's noetic research—and is not meant to be interpreted as the commands of an all-powerful deity.
This interpretation has been lost amid centuries of scientific skepticism and dan brown the lost symbol ebook zealotry. The Masons have metaphorically buried it, believing that, when the time is right, its rediscovery will usher in a new era of human enlightenment.
Characters[ edit ] Robert Langdon: A professor of symbology at Harvard University and the protagonist of the novel. A Mason whose body is covered with tattoos and the novel's main antagonist. Formerly known as Zachary Solomon, the son of Peter, was arrested in Turkey for drugs possession.
During his incarceration he overheard a conversation between his father and the prison warden reaffirming that Peter would not pay for Zachary's release as he did not wish his son to believe that money was able to waiver all punishment, especially one of the magnitude of drug possession.
Angered, Zachary conspired with the warden to have his cell-mate killed and proceeded to report Zachary dead. Zachary broke out under the name Andros Dareios for several years and dan brown the lost symbol ebook on a whole new life-style in Greece.
After much growth hormones and steroid indulgence, he began to bore of this life-style and began to cultivate his mind in the Masonry ideals and practices.
He renamed himself Mal'akh after an attempt to obtain the Masonic secrets from his father, breaking into their home, and killing his grandmother. As the lift angled steeply toward the upper viewing deck, the shaft began to narrow, its massive struts contracting into a tight, vertical tunnel.
The carriage jerked, swaying awkwardly dan brown the lost symbol ebook one side.
Frayed cables began whipping around the carriage, thrashing like snakes. The boy reached out for his father. Then the bottom dropped out.
Robert Langdon jolted upright in his soft leather seat, startling out of the semiconscious daydream. He was sitting all alone in the enormous cabin of a Falcon EX corporate jet as it bounced its way through turbulence.
He'd been halfway through reviewing Masonic symbology when his mind had drifted. The daydream about his late father, Langdon suspected, had been stirred by this morning's unexpected invitation from Dan brown the lost symbol ebook longtime mentor, Peter Solomon.