Jay Trott

Category: Civic Drama

Ed is a hard-working, sincere and loyal young man whose whole world is upended when he finds his integrity being questioned for the wrong reasons.

REPUTATION is a story about a young man who lost his footing in the world, with terrible consequences.

Ed Fitzgerald is a hard-working, dedicated civil engineer who finds himself under attack by a co-worker who wants his partnership. He decides to quit after being accused of bungling the plans for an important project. 

Ed’s dream is to open a farm store. He gains the reluctant approval of his wife, Nancy, but then runs into a corrput town official who demands a bribe for zoning approval.

With unforgettable characters and a compelling plot, REPUTATION bends the line between literary and commercial fiction. Readers will be moved by Ed’s encounter with cold ambition and the seamy underbelly of small-town life.