Written in Fire(1995)
(The first book in the Lobo Blacke / Quinn Booker series)
A novel by William L DeAndrea
Quinn Booker turned his back on his father's West Point background and his mother's society upbringing to become a writer. Louis Bowman (Lobo) Blacke is the lawman Booker made famous in a series of biographies, a marshal - a man of action - who was backshot and must now get around in a wheelchair. With his share of the earnings from the books, Lobo bought a Wyoming newspaper, The Witness, and has dedicated his time to catching the man who crippled him. Frustrated by his loss of mobility, he connived Booker into giving up his Eastern creature comforts to come to Wyoming Territory to be his legs. Booker is barely off the train before murder tracks him into Le Four and Lobo begins telling him what to do and exactly how to do it. It doesn't take very long for Booker to learn that writing about catching criminals is one thing, but doing it is quite another. Why, a man could get killed unless he learns certain basics, like what to do in a gunfight. This certainly wasn't what Quinn Booker was raised to do, but working with Lobo Blacke is definitely what he was born to do.
Used availability for William L DeAndrea's Written in Fire
December 1995 : USA Hardback