Psi Hunt by Michael Kurland
Berkley Science Fiction, 1980
Price I paid: 90¢
Astral Emprise sold metaphysics, mysticism, paranormal phenomena, astrology lessons—and anything else that Believers were willing to spend a dollar on.
Not the kind of operation the U.S. Navy was used to dealing with.
Until the People’s Republic of China decided it could blow up half the United States with five telepathic kids who spent their days watching grade-B war movies in an L.A. theater.
And Lieutenant Junior Grade Robert Burrows was assigned to call their bluff…