Resurrection Day by Brendan DuBois
In the early 1970s, ten years after the Cuban missile crisis and the US and Russia targeted each other's cities with nuclear warheads, America is still struggling to recover. New York, Washington, Florida, California are completely contaminated and the rest of the country - under martial rule in all but name - are reliant on aid from Europe. In Boston, journalist Carl Landry is forcibly warned off covering a news item on a murdered ex-general and shortly afterwards he only just manages to escape a personal attack. Enraged, he is determined to find out what the authorities are covering up: a search which takes him to the wasteland of Manhattan and a cache of secrets which show that the man who created the devastation is still running the country.