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I read a book about 5 years ago that was a post-apocalyptic, nuclear age, maybe a World War III type book. I remember that there was a lot of radiation disease and that there was some guy with a stash of gold that was radiated and it killed him. I think the main character was a former soldier or something. It was a pretty old book. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Oh! It was based in Florida, and the guy drove to Orlando at one point. I remember that because I live there.

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    I can think of at least half a dozen that might fit the bill. Do you remember any names, places, events, etc? – Jared Tritsch Oct 24 '12 at 16:34
  • @JaredTritsch It was based in Florida, I do believe. And he drove to Orlando at some point. – The Professor Oct 24 '12 at 16:37
  • :-/ crap. None of those then.... – Jared Tritsch Oct 24 '12 at 16:38
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Don't know about the gold (not mentioned in the synopsis), but it sounds like Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

  • Yes! That's it, thanks! – The Professor Oct 24 '12 at 19:30
  • It's a stash of gold watches and jewelry that one of the characters has looted from the contaminated zone. – MissMonicaE Apr 11 '17 at 19:35

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