Here's The Switch's plot from Publishers Weekly via Amazon.com:
Astronaut Christopher Hart (Comanche) resembles John Herrington: a no-nonsense, right-stuff kind of hero who's out of touch with his Native roots. He's believably torn over his internal conflict: whether to help his people or help himself.
Dexter Longtree (Apache), who wants Hart to join his advocacy group, is described as a stereotype: a profile as sharp a hatchet, as stone-faced as a mountain, etc. He utters pseudo-mystical remarks about how he knows Hart will seek him eventually.
Not only does Hart go by the stereotypical nickname "Chief," but everyone, including the media, calls him "Chief" without question. No one notes that many Indians would consider this condescending and offensive.
As a thriller, The Switch was good but not great. The biggest problem was that every fourth or fifth line was a clunker--awkwardly written and revealing too much or not enough about the characters. Every time Hart and Lloyd tried to explain why they weren't going to the police or FBI for help, for instance, it fell flat.
Rob's rating: 7.5 of 10.
For more on Native-themed novels, see The Best Indian Books.