Start: 7:00 pm
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 First Amendment attorney and former newspaper political reporter, drew on his expert knowledge to produce Code of the Forest, a legal drama that, in the words of New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash, is “nearly impossible to put down.” An authoritative voice with an insider’s understanding of Southern politics, Buchan takes readers into the courtrooms, newsrooms, and political backrooms of the South Carolina Lowcountry in this tale of corruption and quest for human connection. His website is www.jon-buchan.com.