Code of the Forest by Jon Buchan

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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.

About Jon Buchan

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Jon Buchan, a former newspaper reporter, is a lawyer with more than three decades of experience representing newspapers and TV 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 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. This is his first novel.
Published April 2, 2013 by Joggling Board Press. 324 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Buck Ravenel learned how the world works at his exclusive prep school.

Jun 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Code of the Forest

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McNabb and Stewart's battle against the "good-old-boy networks" of Capitol Hill makes for a thrilling story, and Buchan's decades-long involvement with his subject matter lends a refreshing authenticity to the tale and its major players.

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Even though there is never any doubt that Wade Mc Nabb with the help of Kate Stewart will triumph over the political and social influences of the “old boys network” led by Senator Buck Ravenel, Code of the Forest offers a well-told story with smart characters.

May 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Code of the Forest

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