With a talent for constructing absorbing suspense, Pearson creates gritty tales rich in technical accuracy and intrigue. He spins a riveting thriller in Simple Simon by blending cyberspace technology, an unlikely friendship, and fast-moving action set in the energetic city of Chicago. A doctor studying autism innocently gives 16-year-old Simon Lynch a magazine containing exercises for the mentally gifted. When Simon rapidly solves a number puzzle and phones in the correct answer, shadowy powers target him with deadly intent. FBI agent Art Jefferson comes to Simon's aid, only to find that he too becomes a target. The unlikely pair must learn to trust each other while they struggle for survival. Master storyteller Pearson's hard-hitting action and poignant drama along with George Guidall's memorable narration make Simple Simon a chilling tale.