Grant Davis is a man in crisis, surrounded by shadowy figures on all sides who will stop at nothing to keep him from discovering the truth.
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. Dark, gritty, and shockingly true, Barrington’s debut novel is the winner of the prestigious 2022 Stellar Book Award and never hesitates to ask the vital questions everyone else is afraid to ask.
In the summer of 1995, Grant Davis seeks only to live a quiet life, away from the hustle and bustle of his native New York City. He has relocated to upstate New York, near the historic town of Woodstock. He sells fine jewelry, enjoys time with his friends, and searches endlessly for true love. But his past is about to catch up with him.
There are people in this world who find themselves surrounded by enemies – not because they have wronged those people, but because they were bold enough to stand up for all that is right and just. Grant Davis is one of those people. He has an unfortunate knack for angering the wrong people – those in power. And those with the power to destroy him.
His life is turned upside-down one fateful night – during a brutal home invasion, he is attacked and injected with a deadly toxin. His health is immediately compromised – his strength sapped – and he is left scrambling for answers. And for a cure. His search will take him from New York to sunny Florida and ultimately to the strange and beautiful Black Forest of Germany, where his last hope may lie with the reclusive scientist Dr. Siegfried.
Grant will uncover more than he could have ever imagined – love found and love lost, a life destroyed and built back up again, the loss of loved ones under strange and suspicious circumstances, and even a hint of the universe’s best kept secrets. Who Okayed This?! is a page-turning thriller, gripping in its fast-moving plot and empathetic in its constant examination of one man’s life.
Author P.E. Barrington wrote his unusual novel under equally unusual circumstances. He was nearly killed in a violent car crash, pinned and crushed between two vehicles. When he awoke, his body was a stranger to him: his neck wrapped in a Philadelphia collar, his wrists imprisoned by metal splints, his right leg in a cast. Confined to a scooter for mobility, he faced a long and difficult recovery. Ever an optimist, Barrington chose to use his time wisely and put his thoughts and personal experiences to the page. The result is his award-winning debut novel. As for how much is fact and how much is fiction … he’ll never tell!
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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