Masato Murray had a mutual dislike for Phillip Doer so he was surprised when he left him a book in his will. Phil died at the age of 37 when he was hit by a train in Feburary.
Phil left Masato a black book, called his journal in the will. It didn't have a title, just a quote: "Life is a current that cannot be fought. It is a march with one destination. You cannot cease your step, nor move your course, to one that skirts the journey's destination." Below this a hand written note says "You have already read too much."
The first few pages were written in hand-written Latin, but started to change into some more recognizable Middle English, until eventually it changed to current day English. The first page Masato was able to read was about the death of a man called Christopher in 1592. He was dragged through the streets behind a horse, which eventually stopped and crushed the man's head beneath its hooves.
The rest of the pages were about similar gruesome deaths. The final two pages were for Phil and Masato. Phil's page explained, in depth, his slow and painful death. Masato's page was the final one, which was to occur in Lancashire in 2014 when a passing car would hit him, impaling him on a wooden branch. Confused and slightly scared, Masato simply resolved to not go to Lancashire that year.
Unsettled, Masato started looking into the other people detailed in the book. He eventually found out more about Alexander Wolldar, who, in 1983, was brutally murdered during a home burglary in Ulster near Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Masato was confused: why didn't Phil try to avoid what the book said? Reading him own entry again, she was horrified to find out that the book detailed how she was to die in 2012 in London from a gas-fire explosion.
He went to stay with a friend, John Kendrick, for a few days. After returning home, he dwelled on the book and his entry, finding that each time he read his entry, the time and manner of his death would change--but it would always be sooner than the last entry and it would always be painful and violent. He started to obsess about when the book changed, and what it had changed to. He found himself unable to destroy the book with fire or water or to even mar its pages with ink.
Masato decided to not bring the book to his statement recording, and refuses to make a will.
Post-Statement Follow-Up Edit
Jonathan confirmed that Masato left, of his own free will, making him impossible to track down. Tim confirmed that Phillip Doer died under a train on the 1st August 2003. The Archivist has decided to stop looking for Masato as he is probably long dead.
This account has one thing different from the previous accounts of dangerous books: there was no mention of the Leitner library. Jonathan suspects that this indicates that Leitner doesn't have power over the books, and that they get their power from something else.
Sasha has her computer back: the problem was one of authentication.
Jonthan is sure that Leitner didn't make the books, but that they existed long before he found them. The Archivist has been down to the corridors again, whilst searching the second floor, he found a room with three wooden chairs in it with other chairs burned, and inside the ash were fragments of burned paper, likely from 'The Book of Solomon'.