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(1985–1988)

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1986

7 Jan. 1986
Death by Design
Spenser walks into a death trap when a beautiful university scientist who makes so-called 'designer drugs' hires him to track down her gigolo boyfriend and recover $50,000.
 
14 Jan. 1986
A Day's Wages
A young ex-con named Louis Harper steals from his boss, John Brady. Brady hires Spenser to prove it and Harper hires Hawk to protect him from leg-breakers. Spenser and Hawk team up to solve Louis' murder.
 
21 Jan. 1986
A Madness Most Discreet
Spenser tries to protect a former Russian ballerina, when she hires him to help her find stolen papers, but he gets more than he bargained for once he discovers that she is a person of interest to dueling government agents employed by American and Russian forces.
 
4 Feb. 1986
Brother to Dragons
Spenser is going skiing with Susan, but when he picks her up at Smithfield High School where she works, he finds out one of her students died of a heroin overdose. Spenser gets hired by the superintendent and goes undercover as a teacher at her school to find out where the drugs are coming from. He obviously gets into it with the dealers.
 
11 Feb. 1986
When Silence Speaks
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14 Feb. 1986
In a Safe Place
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4 Mar. 1986
Angel of Desolation
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25 Mar. 1986
At the River's Edge
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1 Apr. 1986
Rage
When Spenser is trying to locate a runaway. The girl meets a psychotic man but Spenser saves her but the man escapes. He then wants to get back at Spenser and he starts by holding Susan hostage.
 
8 Apr. 1986
Hell Hath No Fury
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4 Oct. 1986
Widow's Walk
Spenser needing to get over Susan's departure takes a job that takes him out of town. A woman whose husband's a fisherman who died recently, needs his help because another family who wants to shut them is causing them problems. And her young son just wants to get back at them.
 
27 Sep. 1986
An Eye for an Eye
Spenser has just relocated and out of no where, former clients are accusing of trying to shake them down. Spenser is oblivious to what they are talking about. Later a D.A. is threatening to take action against him.
 
25 Oct. 1986
Rockabye Baby
Spenser tries to protect a pregnant girl who is carrying the son of a mobster who wants a son. But it seems that someone doesn't want her to give birth to the child.
 
18 Oct. 1986
White Knight
When Hawk goes to check on the boxer he owns, he is arrested. So Spenser goes there to try and figure out what is going on. They discover that it might have something to do with a man who is running for public office whom Hawk met a few years ago.
 
1 Nov. 1986
And Give Up Show Biz?
A young man is found floating in the water. When he wakes up, he claims to have no memory of who he is. Spenser tries to help him. Later, he becomes the prime suspect in a murder. But he claims he can't be a killer.
 
8 Nov. 1986
The Long Hunt
Spenser travels to Maine to help hunt down an escaped murderer, but the tables are turned when the man's father stalks Spenser.
 
22 Nov. 1986
Home Is the Hero
Rita asks Spenser to help a youth she's coaching at a youth center. Spenser discovers that the boy is working for a Fagin like criminal.
 
29 Nov. 1986
One If by Land, Two If by Sea
Spenser must solve the murder of a good friend, Joe Kelly. He is killed riding as Paul Revere in an annual celebration. There is more to Joe than Spenser knows.
 
13 Dec. 1986
Shadowsight
Spenser tries to find the connection between a 12-year-old's nightmares and the real-life murders they foretell.
 
20 Dec. 1986
The Hopes and Fears
A 13-year-old boy and a pregnant woman glimpse the face of the leader of a masked gang robbing Spenser's neighborhood at Christmastime.
 

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