One On One
One on One is a novel about a young African-American basketball player who lived during the era of segregation. After he is murdered by people who desire to keep him off of their high school team, strange things begin happening in the town. Those responsible for his death were awakened in the night by the haunting sound of a bouncing ball. How about a game of one on one? If you lose... you die! More
Something evil had descended upon the town of Cedar Grove. It started in the 1960’s. Although the citizens of Cedar Grove were completely unaware of the horrific events that were occurring in the midst of their town, a serial killer had chosen this small southern hamlet as the site to dispose of the bodies of his victims. The killer did not realize that his brutal actions had forged the first link in a chain of evil that would terrorize the community for more than forty years.
Jeremiah Michaels was undoubtedly the greatest basketball player in the town. In fact, most people who witnessed the young man in action would testify that he was probably the greatest player anywhere in the country at that time. Unfortunately, Jeremiah Michaels was limited from showcasing his talents on the basketball court. As an African-American (living in the segregated era of the 1960’s), Jeremiah was not permitted to attend Cedar Grove High School. Although no one (black or white) had ever defeated the young man in a one on one basketball challenge, Jeremiah was not allowed to participate on the actual team. But in 1968, things in Cedar Grove were destined to change.
As the chain of evil in the community expanded, the hatred and outrage of many citizens in the town was unleashed against the young man who dared to dream of bigger dreams. The thing he loved most (the sound of a basketball pounding against the hardwood) would prove to become his greatest terror! Unfortunately, his story would become interwoven with the evil events happening in the shadows of Cedar Grove and his oppressors would soon become his prey. Many people were destined to be awakened in the night by the haunting sound of a bouncing ball. Those who faced him were forced to answer the question, “How about a game of one on one? And if you lose… You die!”
Now, forty years later, as several of their teammates have died under mysterious circumstances, three members of the Cedar Grove basketball team are introduced to the urban legend of the great Jeremiah Michaels. To their horror, they realize that the chain of evil has continued to grow for more than forty years. Unless they can somehow break the chain, they are destined to meet the legend face to face, in a life and death battle of one on one!
A simple sound… The sound of a bouncing ball… Will never sound the same to you again!