Simon Lynch, an autistic child cracks a top secret government code and becomes the target of scared bureaucrats, foreign assassins and computer terrorists. FBI agent Art Jefferson must protect Simon from harm, while trying to preserve his own livelihood and life.Rain Man meets The Client in Simple Simon, the tale of a teenaged idiot savant who becomes the target of a sinister, high-tech manhunt. Simon Lynch is an autistic teen and a genius at puzzle-solving. When Simon accidentally discovers and solves an unusual puzzle--a test of the U.S. government's new top-secret security code--the powers that be decide to take care of him, causing Simon to become a fugitive running a race for his life against all odds.
Sixteen-year-old Simon is autistic but very good at puzzles. When he breaks the main computer code for the National Security Agency (NSA), he is perceived as a threat. After the NSA's first attempt kills his parents, Simon is befriended by a Chicago FBI agent, Art Jefferson. The NSA then tries to eliminate Jefferson, first manipulating FBI charges against him, then arranging his wife's arrest. Running from the NSA and the FBI, Jefferson and Simon are then beset by a Japanese assassin with a taste for sadistic methods. The action culminates in a shoot-out on top of Chicago's Sears Tower and a fiery crash over Lake Michigan. Action-packed and fast-paced, with pungent prose, Pearson's latest novel is a cyberthriller that keeps the reader flipping pages frantically. You'll love it!!