Psi Hunt by Michael Kurland, perhaps best known as the author of an Edgar Award-nominated series of Moriarty-based Sherlock Holmes pastiches, is his standalone sfnal conspiracy thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1980 by Berkley Books.
The story involves occult supernatural and/or alien elements, starting with the investigation of an incident which may indicate psychic spying upon a secret society in the US Navy by Chinese forces, leading to revelations which could spark a potential war between the two countries.
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A sixteen-year-old girl is found drugged, naked and alone in a hotel room muttering the same words over and over again.
“Siren – and tire – and – possibly air. No more than forty thousand sigh”.
But what does it mean?
Lieutenant J.G. Robert Burrows from the US Naval Intelligence was sent to investigate the scene after fears arise that this incident could be an attempt to spy on the John Paul Jones society – a society made up of US Naval officials.
Burrows must call upon the help of Addison Friendly – the owner of Astral Emprise – a company which deals with metaphysics, mysticism, the occult, paranormal phenomena, psychic forces, astrology, ghosts, Ghoulies, vampires, and things what go bump in the night.
However, the US Navy have not been entirely up front with Burrows.
Why are the People’s Republic of China so interested in the John Paul Jones Society?
What secrets are they hiding?
Burrows and Friendly must work together to uncover the secrets of both countries before another World War breaks loose – a war that could mean the end of humanity.