Lincoln Rhyme, a main character in The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver, is quadriplegic.
From the publisher:
Lincoln Rhyme, ex-head of NYPD forensics, was the nation\’92s foremost criminalist, the man who could work a crime scene and come away with a perfect profile of the killer, frozen in time. Now, Lincoln is frozen in place – permanently. An accident on the job left him a quadriplegic who can move just one finger, a great mind strapped to his bed, mulish and sarcastic, hiding from a life he no longer wants to live.
Until he sees the crime-scene report about a corpse found buried on a deserted West Side railroad track, its bloody hand rising from the dirt.
US publisher: Viking Press (1997)
Author represented by: Curtis Brown
Language: English (translations available)