Abdul Taufiq, an escaped terrorist from Bangalore Central Prison, is on the run attempting to cross into Pakistan to rejoin his handlers. The Difa-e-Kashmir, a brutal group of terrorists hold a bus load of Peaceniks hostage at the Wagah-Attari border checkpoint, demanding unimpeded passage for Abdul Taufiq. With clues pointing to his escape route, Alpha Squad of ‘Q’ Branch CID of the Tamilnadu Police is tasked to trace Taufiq with instructions to keep him alive. Will the Alpha Squad succeed in locating Taufiq? Will Taufiq escape to Pak? Will the innocent passengers in the ill-fated bus live another day or will they be killed? ‘The Peacenik Swap’ makes a fascinating read of one incident of a proxy war that goes awry.