|False Night (1954) [Novel]|
by Algis Budrys
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(From the publisher):
The mob came for Berendtsen, as he knew it must—and all that remained of the man who had unified the scattered remnants of a plague-stricken America was a smear of blood in the street. But Berendtsen had planned beyond his death....
Decades later, the rumor drifted in, from the mountains, from the barren plains: Berendtsen lives. The men who strove for power in the ruins knew that if it was true, Berendtsen had to be found, to take power in a new regime—or to be killed...this time for good.
Expanded version published as Some Will Not Die in 1961.
Original title: False Night
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Bleak Futures→ Overpopulation, Plagues