The Samurai Wizard (Wizard #5)
Tokyo, Japan, the twenty-third century: a thriving metropolis, powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women in the Land of the Rising Sun, and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with--a dragon's scale.
Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, Katayama tries desperately to solve the case--but he has no idea of the awesome power he is dealing with. The only ones who understand the threat are four people who have been chosen by an ancient spell to stop it...Wyrdrune, a bumbling young warlock; Kira, a beautiful cat burglar; Billy Slade, an English punk possessed by the spirit of Merlin; and the immortal Modred, son of the legendary King Arthur. Only they know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings--but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?
Headstrong young Melliandra is captured by brutal slavers...