The novel’s plot is woven around three brilliant and passionate characters who stay in perfect harmony despite cross wired attractions, out of deep respect for each other. Triumph in Surrender illustrates how, when reposed with freedom and trust by their governments, the karamvir yodhas of this world can ward off the most diabolic threats to civilized life; evil exists only where goodness is mute or shackled.
The book cover doesn’t allude to it, but the narrative proclaims it loudly - the karamvir yodhas of today are as often women, as men.
Vijainder K Thakur is a third generation soldier. A former IAF fighter pilot with extensive flying experience on the Marut HF-24 and Jaguar fighter aircraft, Vijainder took premature retirement from the IAF in 1994 and worked as software developer and architect for 15 years in India and the US of A. He currently writes on military affairs for defense magazines and tweets on his handle @vkthakur.
When he loses contact with the team in South America, Pike is convinced he and the Taskforce are under assault. His men are the closest thing to family that Pike has, which means he will do anything, even ignore direct orders to stand down, to find them. Pike and Jennifer head to Brazil to investigate their disappearance and run headlong into a crew of Russian assassins. Within days they are entangled in a byzantine scheme involving Brazilian politics and a cut-throat battle for control of offshore oil fields.
Forged in combat, the Russians are the equal of anything the Taskforce has encountered before, but they make a mistake in attacking Pike’s team, because Pike has a couple of elite Israeli assassins of his own. And Pike will stop at nothing to protect his family.