Philip E. Barrington

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


Who Okayed This?! The Riveting Life of Grant Davis by newly acclaimed author P.E. Barrington is a dark, gritty thriller based upon true events. Winner of the 2022 Stellar Book Award, as seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX News, the hot new release from Barrington will whisk readers away on an adventure like no other. Barrington asks vital questions such as –

Grant Davis finds himself betrayed by those closest to him – those he trusted with his life. That trust proved to be a deadly mistake. The victim of a shocking home invasion, Grant is attacked and injected with a poisonous toxic that threatens to end his life in the most horrifying way. Before he succumbs to the poison, he is thrust headlong into a race against time as he attempts to find a cure.

Grant’s journey takes him from the streets of New York City to the wild, rugged Bavarian alps. Hidden in the wilderness is a mysterious castle, where the brilliant Dr. Siegfried resides. He alone may have the answer to Grant’s quandary – he alone may have the secret to Grant’s survival. But Grant has more questions than answers. Even if he manages to stay alive, he must uncover the truth about why those he considered friends would have the cruel audacity to make this heinous attempt on his life.

This gripping tale is written like a diary, and begins at the beginning: during Grant’s childhood. The reader is given the opportunity to truly know this character deeply, and will grieve with Grant as he is stabbed in the back by those he cares about. Throughout his fascinating life, Grant Davis seeks the answers that we all seek: the secrets of life, love, happiness, and the universe. But he ends up looking for more deadly answers as he faces his greatest challenge.

Author P.E. Barrington shares his own life struggles: “I began writing after I was crushed as a passenger between two cars, in a horrific accident.” He woke up with his neck in a Philadelphia collar, metal splints on both wrists, and a cast on his right leg, from his toes to his knee. “I couldn’t even walk. I was confined to a scooter for mobility,” he recalls.

During his painful convalescence, he learned who his true friends were. One of those true friends, also an author, had suffered a serious illness that left her wheelchair-bound. “She wrote about her battle and created two international best selling books on the subject. This was inspiring to me and this motivated me to start writing. And so I began.”

Barrington shares a glimpse of his award-winning 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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