The Boy Who Said No


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About Stalked

Patti Sheehy continues Frank Mederos’s true-life story of romance, suspense, and intrigue in Stalked: The Boy Who Said No. After defecting from Cuba’s Special Forces and making a harrowing escape from his homeland, Frank faces new challenges in America. With five dollars in his pocket and a boatload of determination, he rejects an offer to join the CIA and takes his chances on achieving the American dream. Frank and his sweetheart, Magda, want nothing more than marriage, children, and a nice life for themselves. Frank dreams of celebrating milestone anniversaries with Magda, but his dreams are dashed. Instead, the couple faces a challenge neither of them could ever imagine. Meanwhile, sinister forces in Cuba plan to avenge Frank’s escape. Can Frank outwit Cuban operatives bent on killing him? Will he again overcome the forces of evil? A tale of tender love, devastating loss, and the life-saving power of friendship.


"Patti Sheehy has the rare talent required to pull the reader so deeply into every crisis that you would think you were living it. Patti Sheehy has followed a home-run with a home-run." —John F. Dobbyn, best-selling author of Deadly Diamonds

"This story is touted as a ‘True Life Novel’. Frank told his story to Sheehy and she put it to paper. The novel is simply written. The subject captures the heart as does Frank with his determination to join his love. An engrossing tale." —Bookloons

"This mix of thriller and history offers a fascinating but depressing look at life under Castro’s totalitarian regime… a tense and exhilarating read." —Library Journal

"In The Boy Who Said No Frank Mederos exhibits uncommon courage in making his way to freedom.  Against great odds he manages an escape worthy of the best fictional hero, only he pulled it off in real life!  In telling the story, Patty Sheehy keeps readers on the edge of their chair, rooting for him all the way." —M. Ann Jacoby, author of Life After Genius