When a man doesn't give a damn if he lives or dies, he's at his most dangerous. The Government Mule is the story of George Mihelich, a man driven to the edge of hell, where surrendering to death is the preferred way out -- for most people. Once a heralded and highly sought-after all-star quarterback, happily married to his high school sweetheart, George Mihelich sat by while his country disintegrated into a despotic dictatorship. For years, he went along just to get along until the man who now makes the rules, a power-hungry narcissist and childhood friend of Mihelich, decided to take from Mihelich something he long coveted. That was a mistake. The only way to stop this depraved tyrant is to attempt a perilous long-shot: Mihelich has to change the rules and hit back where it hurts. To do so, he must re-embrace the credo he once lived by: Never give up, never surrender.