Synopses & Reviews
When 34-year-old forensic sculptor Jessica Sanford completes a facial reconstruction on unidentified remains found in a forest grave outside Eugene, Oregon, 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.
Adopted as an infant, Jessica cleverly exploits connections with other adoptive families in her quest. 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.
About the Author
Karl Wiegers has a PhD in organic chemistry. He spent the first half of his career at Kodak as a research scientist, software developer, software manager, and process improvement leader. Since 1997, Karl has been Principal Consultant at Process Impact, his own software-development consulting and training company. Karl lives in Happy Valley, Oregon, with his wife, Chris, and five guitars. You can contact him at thereconstructionbook.com or at karlwiegers.com.
In addition to The Reconstruction, Karl is the author of seven popular books and numerous articles on software development and management, as well as a memoir of life lessons, Pearls from Sand. Three of his books have won awards, most recently an Excellence Award from the Society for Technical Communication for Software Requirements, 3rd Edition. The Reconstruction is his first novel.