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Author: Ryne Douglas Pearson Narrator: Joe Morton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 1998 ISBN: 9780743541336
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Sixteen-year-old autistic savant Simon Lynch is a genius with numbers, capable of unraveling any mathematical problem placed before him. Distant and solitary, he lives in a private world that no one can understand or enter--until he solves the wrong puzzle. Now the brilliant, damaged boy has broken an unbreakable code, and rogue FBI Special Agent Art Jefferson is his only protection against a pathological government security apparatus and the world's most beautiful, deranged killer. For Simon knows secrets that no one must know--and for that he must die. 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 7/30/2012

    " This was a pretty good read. A page turner....there was a lot going on. It was however, a bit....no quite gruesome at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/30/2012

    " I did enjoy this story, read it because of the movie, Mercury Rising. Both the story and movie had excellent qualities and some points I didn't care for so much. On the whole I probably preferred the movie, but the book was still quite excellent; tense, with good pacing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michãel | 5/6/2012

    " Easy, fast read. One thing really bugged me-- the author often referred to the hands of the 16(!) year old boy as "small." I think he had to think of the character developmentally as a young boy because the boy was autistic-- but that wouldn't stop him from growing... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcellis | 12/5/2011

    " I didn't like how jumpy the narrative was. I felt like I never really got a chance to sit with the characters. It was an interesting story though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronnie | 10/1/2011

    " Excellent book which was adapted into the movie "Mercury Rising" starring Bruce Willis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/29/2010

    " Good plot and a quick read. Suspenseful, but not too intricate, so it was easy to get through. Great book if you need an action book, but dont want to invest a long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D'Monti | 12/4/2010

    " Not the best book, but not the worst. The story seemed haphazardly put together at some points and the constant jumping from story to story made it hard to feel anything for the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dale | 11/25/2010

    " much better than the film "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 10/29/2010

    " I did enjoy this story, read it because of the movie, Mercury Rising. Both the story and movie had excellent qualities and some points I didn't care for so much. On the whole I probably preferred the movie, but the book was still quite excellent; tense, with good pacing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michãel | 7/2/2008

    " Easy, fast read. One thing really bugged me-- the author often referred to the hands of the 16(!) year old boy as "small." I think he had to think of the character developmentally as a young boy because the boy was autistic-- but that wouldn't stop him from growing... "

About the Author

Ryne Douglas Pearson is an accomplished novelist and screenwriter. His novel Simple Simon was made into the film Mercury Rising. The film Knowing, based on his original script, was released in 2009 and opened at the top of the box office. Receiving four stars from Roger Ebert, who branded it among the best science fiction films Ive seen, it became a worldwide success. He has also done uncredited work on films such as the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Eye. Despite the often dark nature of his novels and films, Entertainment Weekly has noted him as having a sweet, disarming quality,” an accusation he has been unable to shake. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America: West and the International Thriller Writers. He lives in California with his wife, children, and two dogs.

About the Narrator

Joe Morton is a winner of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for audiobook narration. A graduate of Hofstra University’s drama program, he has an extensive list of film and television credits, including Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Speed, Smallville, and Eureka. He made his Broadway debut in Hair and was nominated for a Tony Award for the musical Raisin. In 2014 he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Scandal.