“From the depths of the human heart come both our most unselfish love and our most egregious offenses. With each new day, there is a chance for redemption or condemnation. Mercy or vengeance. Faith or despair. Is forgiveness possible? Can a man like me ever really be saved?”
Herman Bowersox’s secrets will die with him, or so he believes. In truth, the weight of his sins will fall upon his grandson, Henry, with a force he could never anticipate.
As Henry unravels Herman’s unspeakable past, he will discover how brutally the “sins of the father” can impact the present. Those sins have metastasized in the form of The Ravens, a clandestine brotherhood committed to racial purity. Led by the cerebral and methodical Phillip Kaiser, The Ravens intend to re-start the Civil War using old-fashioned violence combined with 21st Century technology.
In his journey to find the truth about his family’s past, Henry will meet Ty and Deja Lockwood, a brother and sister whose grandfather was murdered by Henry’s family. With their help, and with a deep-seated yearning to transform his family’s legacy, Henry will risk the lives of everyone he loves to thwart the plans of The Ravens.
Fifteen years. That’s how long Paul Gibson stayed away from his father, Johnny Ray, after he tried to wreck his son’s wedding in an alcoholic stupor. But on this crisp late October night, Paul is coming back to his childhood home. He’s got one final chance to reconcile with a dying father who devoted his life to whiskey and horse betting instead of his family.
Paul has chosen the night of game six of the 2011 World Series to face the man he has never understood or connected with. Their one chance at reuniting as a family is linked to their only shared memory: a love of St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
As they watch the Cardinals attempt to save their season against the Texas Rangers, Paul and Johnny Ray will rip open the wounds of the past and struggle to find a way beyond them. The grudges and fears of their past will resurface, but so will the forgotten need to accept and forgive.
One Night In October is a touching story of a father and son spending one final evening searching for a way to bridge a chasm built on years of anger and bitterness. The outcome for both their beloved Cardinals and their relationship will hang by a thread until the very end.