- 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.