Louis Charbonneau

Louis Charbonneau was a journalist and author who wrote mainly science fiction and thriller novels, though he also published a series of Westerns under the pseudonym Carter Travis Young.

Bibliography

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    Stalk
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    The Devil’s Menagerie
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    The Magnificent Siberian
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    White Harvest
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    The Ice
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    Trail: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
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    The Brea File
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    The Lair
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    Intruder
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    Embryo
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    From a Dark Place
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    Barrier World
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    And Hope to Die
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    Down from the Mountain
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    The Sensitives
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    Way Out
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    Down to Earth
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    Psychedelic-40
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    The Sentinel Stars
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    Corpus Earthling
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    Night of Violence
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    Nor All Your Tears
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    No Place on Earth
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    Carter Travis Young Novels
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Reviews

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Stalk
“The author is a professional, and everything moves rapidly to the final convulsions.”

The New York Times Book Review

“Charbonneau supplies believable characters and action aplenty. McLean, dodging bullets and baseball bats right up to the bloody climax, stays on his toes — and keeps readers on theirs as well.”

Publishers Weekly

The Devil’s Menagerie
“Old pro Charbonneau constructs an absorbing, effective thriller.”

Booklist

“A straightforward tale of nonstop suspense. Fiction and reality blend here to a fever pitch. Once begun, this book is difficult to put down.”

Library Journal

“Diabolical […] a chilling portrait of a killer without remorse who commits unspeakable crimes.”

Abilene Reporter News

The Magnificent Siberian
“Mr. Charbonneau has created a lively melange. He takes us on a guided tour of Vladivostok, a city rather off the tourist beat. There is a mysterious femme fatale, but the book’s real heroine is a Siberian tiger with three cubs who has been wounded by a poacher. The author will have you cheering her on.”

The New York Times Book Review

“Charbonneau does a solid job of keeping the plot moving and building a constant sense of danger around the scientist and his journalist friend [...] And give Charbonneau credit for accomplishing a difficult task; combining an environmental issue — the impending extinction of a species — with a pretty good suspense story.”

Chicago Tribune

“When Charbonneau writes about the tigers, the pages sing — the images are so vivid it is like watching a color movie in your mind.”

San Francisco Examiner

“Charbonneau has produced another winner […] an unusual and entertaining tale […] combin[ing] his considerable skills as a top-notch adventure-writer with those of a confirmed environmentalist with a message […] Charbonneau brings the main parts together in a suspenseful and unexpected conclusion back in the taiga where it started. The eco-thriller is a well-written story on a new but credible theme in the post-Cold War era.”

Newport Press

“This exciting novel is so contemporary you might think you’re reading today’s newspaper as you follow the action that swirls around the environment, protection of vanishing wildlife (the Siberian tiger), international assassins, and a Russian strongman who is plotting against Boris Yeltsin [...] A fast moving tale […] One must read this book carefully because there are plots within plots but always, somehow, the action comes back to the wounded tiger and her cubs….”

The Madison Courier

White Harvest
“The Alaskan wilderness sings under Charbonneau’s touch […] the book speaks volumes about endangered species, and the walrus lore is intriguing.”

Publishers Weekly

“A well constructed novel with solid characters.”

Times Record News

“The action and suspense follow solid, time-proven lines. WHITE HARVEST is a fast-paced, easy read with enough suspense to keep you interested. Even the most hard-core anti-environmentalist should be able to appreciate the very simple concept central to this story, and the ecologically minded will find real emotional involvement.”

Baton Rouge Advocate

“For those readers in search of relief from the summer heat, WHITE HARVEST will deliver chills in many different instances.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Ice
“A deep-freeze Grand Hotel complete with scientific exploration, corporate shenanigans, equipment malfunctions, and superhuman acts of individual heroism […] a rousing finale.”

Kirkus

“His prose has the texture of survival in Antarctica’s unforgiving environment, the fragility of which inspires his and his readers’ deep worry for the fate of Earth’s last land frontier [...] A strong-willed, intelligent female character, the harsh Antarctic setting, and an ecology theme add to the satisfying suspense story.”

Booklist

“Timely, credible and suspenseful [...] experienced adventure novelist Charbonneau convincingly presents the psychological and technical problems of Antarctic survival […] Charbonneau’s passion for this last unspoiled land infuses the book and inspires the reader.”

Publishers Weekly

“Charbonneau’s feel for the immensity, harshness and fragility of the Antarctic landscape and his strong ecoaction message do not overpower this thriller. Recommended for quick action and sense of location.”

Library Journal

“Charbonneau has given us a very well-written, exciting and thought-provoking adventure here, blending ecological activism with intrigue that is carried out by some nicely developed characters.”

Los Angeles Daily News

“Charbonneau’s novel has it all — adventure, mystery and romance, plus a good dose of modern environmental concerns […] a fast-paced thriller.”

The Daily Oklahoman

“With twenty other books to his credit, he is particularly amazing with this latest one because of its powerful imaginative scope … I was overwhelmed by his visual images of the South Pole … I shivered as I vicariously explored the blinding white tundra and glaring ice in which his characters playes their roles amidst this impressive and awesome backdrop. Never for a moment is the mesmerized reader allowed to forget that he is battling the hostile elemnts, the rigid nature of the sea, the capricious weather and all the dangers of life upon a glacier.”

Alpena News

The Brea File
“Fast, tense and thoroughly professional.”

Publishers Weekly

Intruder
“America, beware. No computer system is so tight that it cannot be breached, and when it is breached with malicious intent, catastrophe can follow. To leaven the grim message, Mr. Charbonneau serves up a pleasant romance, and his characterizations and writing are thoroughly believable.”

New York Times Book Review

“The author knows his computers, and he deftly enlightens us on their foibles as he keeps his smooth suspense story building to a nail-biting climax.”

Publishers Weekly

“Superior fare with lots of information about computers and a dash of romance. Recommended.”

Library Journal

“Entirely feasible and quite frightening […] Well written and suspenseful, and keeps you guessing until the very end.”

Asbury Park Press

Other Works

Carter Travis Young Novels

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