Written by David Wohl with art by Francis Manapul, Jason Gorder and John Starr. Collecting issues 54-58. As war rages between the Yakuza and the Mafia in New York City, the body count is quickly rising among criminals and innocents alike. Enter NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini, the wielder of an ancient and powerful weapon called the Witchblade, who must quickly discover who REALLY is behind all the bloodshed. This tale also features guest appearances by Sara's longtime nemeses Ian Nottingham and Kenneth Irons, as well as the infamous Tora No Shi.