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Mal'akh is the main antagonist in The Lost Symbol.
A Mason whose body is covered with tattoos and the novel's main antagonist. He is revealed by the end of the story to be Zachary Solomon, the estranged son of Peter Solomon, long-believed to be dead, whose appearance was made unrecognizable to his family, in part due to the use of steroids. Zachary sees himself as a physical manifestation of the angel Moloch, as he worshipped the Black Arts in order to grow stronger and he performed numerous aspects of black magic which allowed the angel to enter his body. Mal'akh is the Hebrew word for 'angel'. Throughout the book, he also uses the name Dr. Christopher Abaddon to gain his father's trust, and Andros Dareios in the time he spent in Greece.