Nukekubi by Stephen B. Pearl
Approx. 81,330 words.
Published on January 10, 2012 by
A new drug named Terror has hit the city streets,
claiming its victims by causing them to die of
unspeakable horrors. Ray McAndrues, a lifeguard and wizard, he discovers exactly what is
causing the gruesome deaths of innocents. A Nukekubi, a creature of Japanese myth, has come to feast on those Ray cares about. Can he stop it before it comsumes him, too?