Decades ago I read a book that I want to identify. The plot, as I recall it:
- The world had been destroyed by a nuclear war
- There is no place safe from radiation
- Survivors pursue a myth that there is a machine that can immunize them against radiation
edit: Following Möoz advice, after reading "how to ask a good story-id question" I can add:
The book was part of a collection, very cheap sci-fi books, very common at that time (about 30 years ago). I don't remember the collection name, unfortunately.
The characters have to wear protective suits and wandered about in anti-radiation vehicles. The world was basically a desert, but there were a very few cities scattered around.
- I believe that one important part in the plot is that the characters find a woman of unknown origin.
Edit: another attempt: does anyone know of other collections, like laser books, edited in the 70s or 80s that maybe had printed the history I´m trying to identify?