Second volume of the Japanese anime series. Madlax is the deadliest assassin on the planet, skilled in the arts of combat and deception. Margaret is an orphaned schoolgirl haunted by terrible dreams for her past, even while she tries to negotiate the pitfalls of high school. But what is the strange link between these two seemingly unconnected characters? In this volume, while Madlax is hired to assassinate an army commander in the increasingly violent Gazth-Sonika Civil War, Margaret inherits the mysterious Red Book, which contains a long-forgotten ancient language, and perhaps the clues to her past. Episodes are: 'Non-Existent'; 'Will'; 'Picture Book'; and 'Soul Word'.