The Masons will have no need to recruit anything like the Jesuit rebuttal squad sent out by the Vatican in the wake of The Da Vinci Code. One episode of hi-tech suspense in The Lost Symbol even turns on a maliciously edited recording of initiation rituals among the Washington elite that would give ammunition to "anti-Masonic conspiracy theorists". Heaven forfend.
This is like the reader who e-mailed me a few years ago saying, in essence (I've lost the original e-mail), "The Da Vinci Code wouldn't have been a best-seller if you weren't publicly criticizing it." At that time, The Da Vinci Hoax had just been published, and Brown's novel had sold around 25-30 million copies. Brilliant! The fact is, the Vatican has never really responded to Brown's novel(s), unless you count a cardinal or two making some comments as "the Vatican" engaging with The Da Vinci Code.
The Telegraph piece, however, is onto something with this remark:
Remember, kids, it's just a novel. Repeat repeatedly while discussing Brown's research and the novel's "information."