"Duncan, Vinny, and Wayne are all friends working - or wasting time - the summer before senior year in high school. Duncan is the soul, Vinny the brains, and Wayne the muscle. At the end of the previous summer, Duncan tried to save a drowning girl and failed. Not being a hero has really affected his life, particularly his relationship with his girlfriend Kim. Also, he is now terrified of swimming, especially when the nightmares come back.
Duncan's summer job is with the public transit lost and found. While trying to make the hours go faster, Duncan looks through the items, especially the books and golf clubs. One day he discovers an unmarked journal with no name, which depicts sadistic animal torture experiments, boasts of arson fires, and the planning for the serial killings of three women. Duncan decides to make amends for his failure last summer by tracking down the owner of the journal by using clues left hidden in the diary.
After talking with his friend Vinny, Duncan decides to turn the journal over to the police, but they do not take him seriously, so he decides to get help from Vinny, do some research at the local library, and find out where the killer works and lives so they can prove to the police the diary is for real."
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Preview of Acceleration – Graham McNamee
"In this suspense story, the main character Duncan is haunted by the fact that he was unable to save a drowning girl one fateful afternoon the previous September. This summer, he has a job working underground at the Toronto subway lost and found. When business is slow, Duncan rummages through unclaimed items and uncovers a strange, leather-bound book which turns out to be the diary of a potential murderer. When the police seem disinterested, the teen takes matters into his own hands, and with the aid of his two best friends, tries to track and...
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