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.