I read this in grade school and cannot remember the name. The book I read was part of a series because I remember wanting to continue it, but could never find the proceeding books.

The story was about a military team that was trained to use large "battle suits" in a post-nuclear America. The story revolved around the leader of this team and his wife/girlfriend who were separated prior to the attack. I also remember the premise was the Soviet Union launched a surprise attack on the U.S. The rest of the story I can recall is just bits and pieces.

Has anyone ever read anything like this, and can you recall the name of the series?

Edit: Couple details I can remember:

  • The battle suits apparantly roll because I remember them "rolling" across a desert of dusty area.
  • The wife/girlfriend upon seeing a mushroom cloud from her stopped car on the interstate is immediately attacked by a stranger that is also watching the mushroom cloud. She was apparantly trained in self-defense by her military husband/boyfriend.

I will edit if I remember more.

  • Welcome to the site! Good start. Take a look at this guide to help jog your memory and see if you can edit in any more details.
    – amflare
    Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 18:07

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CADS from John Sievert has the post-apocalyptic setting, Soviets and powered armor that charged from a rolling tank called the "Rhino."

  • Yes! That's it! This has literally been driving me nut for years! Thank you!
    – Jeremy
    Commented Sep 9, 2017 at 3:30

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