Random House, Inc. This volume of Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's rich series finds Ieyasu both fighting for his life and looking the the future. First, a couple of eerie and mysterious ninja try to take his life, but find themselves foiled by the increasingly able ninja Hattori Hanzo. And then a nationn's tribes face off and spin through intrigue and tactical webworks, all while fascinatingly dark ninja politics weave subtext and sexy action throughout the masterly-drafted pages.
Baker & Taylor Hattori Hanzo is a master ninja whose duty is to protect Tokugawa Ieyasu, the shogun who will eventually unite Japan into one nation.