Philip E. Barrington

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

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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!”  

Who Okayed This?! The Riveting Life of Grant Davis, as seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, is the thrilling debut novel by acclaimed author P.E. Barrington. Based upon true events and winner of the prestigious 2022 Stellar Book Award, it’s a fast-paced page turner that has readers raving with five star reviews.

Who Okayed This?! introduces its audience to Grant Davis, a man in crisis. Throughout his fascinating life, he has found himself put into impossible situations and has been surrounded by, often by pure coincidence, a plethora of world-famous celebrities and personalities, from musicians to actors to artists. Along the way he makes fast friendships but also deadly enemies. But how to tell the difference? What he doesn’t know is that he is about to answer the question: “with friends like these, who needs enemies?”

In the summer of 1995, the quiet upstate New York town of Woodstock is deceptively peaceful. The warm sunshine hides insidious secrets as a dark undercurrent disrupts the calm. Grant Davis thought he had left the violence and corruption of the big city behind when he made an attempt to reinvent himself in the countryside; little did he know that he could not escape his past.

By trying to do the right thing, Grant once angered the wrong people – people in positions of power and authority. But who is behind the late-night attack that leaves a deadly toxin racing through Grant’s bloodstream? Is it the rich and influential childhood friend that he angered by refusing admission into a strange secret society? Is it the federal agents investigating the mysterious disappearance of Grant’s insane former neighbor? And who is responsible for the heinous malpractice in the hospital that caused Grant’s father to suffer an agonizing death?

To find the answers to these questions, Grant must go on an epic journey that will take him across the country, from upstate New York to Manhattan, to Florida and back again, and then across the ocean to Europe, as he searches for answers. Basking in the ancient and haunting beauty of Germany’s Black Forest, Grant investigates the nature of his illness under the care of Dr. Siegfried. He submits to experimental treatments in the hope of a cure; but his past is still waiting to devour his rejuvenated life.

Who Okayed This?! is an epic adventure that delves into the very nature of man and the universe in which he lives. Grant’s story is like no other, and was written by the talented novelist P.E. Barrington, during an extensive convalescence after an accident that nearly took his life. The struggles of Grant Davis indicate clearly that the author has, himself, looked Death in the face and escaped.

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