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When Wade McNabb, publisher of the Georgetown Pilot, exposes high-level political corruption surrounding a chemical plant on the South Carolina coast, a powerful senator, steeped in the ancient code of the state s insider politics, threatens to bring down McNabb and his newspaper. Wade turns for help to Kate Stewart, a young lawyer who has left a large law firm for a fresh start on her own in Georgetown. These two fiercely independent souls form a wary alliance for the legal battle that follows. It s a fight that shows them the power of connections good and bad to change their lives forever.
Jon Buchan, a former South Carolina political reporter, is a lawyer with more than three decades of experience representing newspapers and broadcasters in courtroom battles. The N.C. Press Association awarded him the William C. Lassiter First Amendment Award in 2000 for his tireless efforts to defend the First Amendment and to protect the public s right to know. Buchan, who grew up in Mullins, South Carolina, has spent most of his career in Charlotte, North Carolina. Code of the Forest is his first novel.