Philip E. Barrington

"A must-read thriller! Based on true events!"

Who Okayed This?! The Riveting Life of Grant Davis, as seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, is a thriller by newly acclaimed author P.E. Barrington. Winner of the 2022 Stellar Book Award, this is the story of Grant Davis, a New York socialite who finds himself unexpectedly knocking at Death’s door.

Acclaimed author P.E. Barrington shares an insight that this novel is based on shockingly true events – but he is not at liberty to reveal any further details. As the reader delves into the strange life of Grant Davis, one wonders just how much of this incredible story is actually true.

The novel reads like an autobiography – but truth quickly becomes stranger than fiction, as Grant Davis’ quiet world is turned upside down. His life has been a constant roller coaster of happiness and chaos. He thinks he finds true love, only to learn that his girlfriend is still married – to the bitter, violent local chief of police. More than one attempt is made upon Grant’s life, from old rivals and new enemies, all while Grant is merely trying to live his life and find his purpose in the world. 

In the summer of 1995, Grant has retreated from New York City into the quiet countryside of upstate New York, near the town of Woodstock. He works at a jewelry store and thinks he might have finally found peace. That peace is shattered by a late night home invasion, during which he is injected with a deadly toxin. Who could be the culprit? Grant knew he had eyes on him already; his neighbor disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and one of his oldest rivals, who attempted to befriend Grant later in life, was being watched by the Feds. Could it be whoever was following his newest friend, Jack, another man of mystery?

Whatever the answer, Grant’s time to find it is limited. As he struggles to work and care for his aging mother in the wake of his father’s horrifying death, Grant finds his health rapidly declining. At last he has no choice but to risk everything to uncover the truth – and hopefully a cure.

Author P.E. Barrington is well-versed in the struggles of life and death, and it is clearly apparent on these pages. Having barely survived a devastating car accident, Barrington fought his way to recovery and spent his convalescence pouring out his thoughts and experiences onto the page. Encouraged by a friend and fellow writer, he put together the scintillating tale of Grant Davis as his first novel.


A threat from the past …

“Two months later, I received a collect call from Sing Sing. Yes, that Sing Sing, the maximum security state prison north of New York City. I didn’t accept the charges, of course, because I didn’t know anyone who had been sent there. After all, I didn’t make it a habit to seek out and befriend convicts. Whoever he was, the caller screamed over the operator as she was speaking to me. I heard him loud and clear after I rejected the call. He was threatening to kill me!

He called a few more times after that, always with the same message: “I’m going to kill you, and you won’t see it coming!” 

I replied “Obviously your employer didn’t educate you on your subject. Two things you should know: There are a handful of alphabet agencies that have been keeping tabs on me for a very long time. In fact every phone has been monitored for decades. Even as we speak, this phone call has been triangulated and all of your information as well as all of your associate’s info are being examined, right now, in real time. Your entire existence is going to be under a zoom microscope from now on, so, get ready for a shit storm! By the way, you can’t kill me.” 

He asked “Why is that?” 

I replied… “Because… I’m already dead!”  

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