Meet Itch - an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon. Elements are his gadgets. Perfect for fans of Alex Rider and Young Bond.
A great debut. You'll be itching to read more. Anthony Horowitz Itchingham, a science-mad boy, is trying to collect examples of all the elements. He gets hold of a peculiar rock from a shadowy contact but some sinister heavies are also keen to get hold of it (and him) and he goes on the run in this gripping read. Financial Times Books of the Year An exciting and nail-biting thriller. Booktrust Amid the teenage intrigue and heart-in-mouth escapades there are sequin flashes of real science: reminders that physical chemistry really does make things happen. -- Tim Radford The Guardian 20120519 A gripping and wholly enjoyable debut ... I'm greatly anticipating the sequel. Daily Record
Simon Mayo is one of Britain's best-loved and well-known radio presenters. He has worked on BBC radio since 1981 and is now the presenter of 'Drivetime' on BBC Radio 2, which features the regular 'Book Club' show. He is also the co-presenter of 'Kermode and Mayo's Film Review' on BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2008, Mayo was recognized as 'Radio Broadcaster of the Year' at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and 'Speech Broadcaster of the Year' at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Itch is his first novel.