Author Brian J. Morra
The Righteous Arrows—the long-anticipated sequel to The Able Archers—is available now!

The Righteous Arrows

The electrifying sequel to The Able Archers

Who can you trust when a cold war heats up and conflict seems inevitable?

The Able Archers

Imagine if there were a series of events that nearly caused an intercontinental nuclear war… and all of it was kept secret for decades.

A novel based on real events chronicling how the world nearly came to an end in the autumn of 1983.

Brian Morra’s first-hand experience in many of the incredible events described in The Able Archers puts the reader right in the middle of the heart-stopping action.

Awards for The Righteous Arrows

“18th Annual National Indie Excellence Award”
Winner of the Military Fiction category

Awards for The Able Archers

“16th Annual National Indie Excellence Award”
Winner of the Military Fiction category
Finalist in the Historical Fiction category

“2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards”
Finalist in the Historical Fiction category

Latest News

Brian featured in Episode 5 of the new Netflix documentary series titled Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War
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Brian interviewed on Big Blend Radio — March 11, 2024
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“Fiction based on history: Author Brian Morra talks to the College about new book on Cold War,” The Flat Hat
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“The ­­­­­­Nuclear War Scare of 1983, And The Pop Culture Soundtrack of Anxiety,”
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Reviews / Praise for The Able Archers

“A revelatory thriller with edge-of-your-seat, end-of-the-world suspense.”
Kirkus Reviews

“While a gripping work of fiction, The Able Archers is a powerful reminder of the value of human judgment—and the continuing peril posed by nuclear-armed powers.”
—Robert M. Gates, former Secretary of Defense

“As compelling as it is informative and as entertaining as it is terrifying, The Able Archers is a great read and highly recommended.”
New York Journal of Books
“Brian J. Morra is ‘the master craftsman’. The Able Archers is brilliant.”
—William S. Cohen, former Secretary of Defense
“This book is a must-read, and I hope that future books by this talented author will use history to help us understand our world today.”
—Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization
“It’s frighteningly relevant to today’s fraught geo-political scene—one of the must-read novels of 2022!”
—Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 NYT bestselling author
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