A man is rescued from a post-apocalyptic Earth by humans from a parallel Earth. The organisation he's recruited into search alternate post-apocalyptic Earths.

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    This seems incredibly broad and tropey. You could improve this question by going through the checklists here and editing in any relevant info you can think to add.
    – Valorum
    Jun 24, 2022 at 20:36
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    Hi, welcome to SF&F! Please edit as many more details as you can into your question; there is a guide that might provide useful cues; for example, when did you read this, what was the cover art, etc. Why were the organization searching other Earths? What were they trying to do? What was the cause of the apocalypse?
    – DavidW
    Jun 24, 2022 at 20:36

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Extinction Game (2014) by Gary Gibson...?

It's the first book in the Apocalypse series, and was followed up by Survival Game (2016) and Doomsday Game (2019).

From Goodreads:

When your life is based on lies, how do you hunt down the truth?

Jerry Beche should be dead. Instead, he's rescued from a desolate Earth where he was the last man alive. He's then trained for the toughest conditions imaginable and placed with a crack team of specialists. Every one of them is a survivor, as each withstood the violent ending of their own alternate Earth. And their new specialism? To retrieve weapons and data in missions to other apocalyptic worlds. But what is 'the Authority', the shadowy organization that rescued Beche and his fellow survivors? How does it access other timelines? And why does it need these instruments of death?

As Jerry struggles to obey his new masters, he begins to distrust his new companions. A strange bunch, their motivations are less than clear, and accidents start plaguing their missions. Jerry suspects the Authority is feeding them lies, and team members are spying on him. As a dangerous situation spirals into catastrophe, is there anybody he can trust?

  • Thank you ever so much. Jun 25, 2022 at 4:17
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