Two days ago, a Russian military helicopter flew close to Little Diomede where islanders live right on the edge of American territory. The photograph is taken from Little Diomede. The snow-covered island across the water in Russia’s Big Diomede. They are barely two miles apart and no flags or markers to stake out the border.
This remote, wild and politically explosive place is the setting of my new thriller Man on Ice that begins with a medical emergency and a Russian helicopter crossing the border to help.