* Spenser, at the end of ''Small Vices'', crawls out of a coma to find the man who shot him.
--> "I am Lazarus, come back to tell you all."
* In ''God Save the Child'', Spenser wins a fight against a massive bodybuilder who has him completely outmatched, by playing hit and run until the bodybuilder's eyes have swollen shut.
* One of the bad guys in ''Stardust'', in an attempt to intimidate Spenser, has his bodyguard put on an exhibition of his karate skills against a heavy bag. Spenser's reaction is to, without a word, shoot the bag and walk out.