The Drinking Tree by tommy davis
Approx. 128,070 words.
Published on May 6, 2011.
As Chief Deputy Ronnie Waters fights to untangle the snarl of murder and sexual bondage in his Louisiana parish,his dearest friend Cecilia struggles against the crushing shackles of her mystifying heritage as a Redbone. At once a passionate love story and a forum of unabashed relationships,it portrays racial reconciliation from an unusual perspective that illuminates the human stage with a laser.