Book Details

The Reconstruction

When forensic sculptor Jessica Sanford completes a forensic facial reconstruction on unidentified remains found in a forest grave, she discovers that she has a shocking personal connection to the victim. Jessica is then driven to identify the victim, confirm their relationship, and deliver justice for her death.

Jessica cleverly explores connections from her past in her quest for the victim's identity. Once she understands her link to the victim, Jessica finds herself more immersed in this case than in anything she has done before. Those involved in the apparent homicide are still out there—and Jessica intends to find them. Her relationships, her career, and her life are at risk as she attempts to reconstruct the victim's last days.

Not just about uncovering a crime and hunting the suspects, The Reconstruction is also about a young woman's search for her own identity. Jessica is a strong, independent woman who strives to balance her career, her passions, and her social life. The reader accompanies Jessica as she applies all of her skills and all of her smarts to try to solve the mystery of a lifetime.

The Reconstruction will appeal to readers who enjoy suspenseful mysteries, forensics procedurals, and novels featuring a strong female protagonist.

Author Details

Karl Wiegers
Karl Wiegers has a PhD in organic chemistry. Since 1997, he has been Principal Consultant at Process Impact, his own software-development consulting and training company. In addition to "The Reconstruction," Karl is the author of nine books and numerous articles on software development, management, and consulting, as well as a memoir of life lessons, "Pearls from Sand." Three of his books have won awards. Karl lives in Happy Valley, Oregon, with his wife, Chris, and five guitars. You can contact him at or at