As a boy Frank Medeross grandfather teaches
him to fish, to navigate the seas, and to think for himself, much needed skills
under the new Castro regime. When Frank is drafted into the army, he is soon
promoted to the Special Forces, where he is privy to top military secrets. But
young Frank has no sympathy for Fidel. He thirsts for freedom and longs to join
his girlfriend who has left Cuba for America.
Frank yearns to defect, but his timing couldn’t
be worse. After two unsuccessful escape attempts, Frank learns the departure of
the next available boat conflicts with upcoming military exercises. If he
stays, he will miss the boat. If he doesn’t, he will be the object of a massive
Problems abound: How will Frank escape the
army base without being seen? Where will he hide until the boat comes? How can
he outwit his commanding officer? And how can he elude hundreds of soldiers
ordered to bring him back dead or alive?
Based on the true story of Medross’ life, The
Boy Who Said No is a tale of love, loss, and courage that will keep you on
the edge of your seat until the last page is turned.
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