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

Winner of the 18th Annual National Indie Excellence Award for Military Fiction

Awards for The Able Archers

Winner of the 18th Annual National Indie Excellence Award for Military Fiction
Finalist in the Historical Fiction category

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

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Reviews for The Righteous Arrows

“… delivers a story that is both realistic and riveting. Readers will not be able to put it down!”
—Michael Morrell, former Acting Director and Deputy Director CIA
“Absolutely compelling entertainment.”
—Multiple Grammy Award winner Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter
“If you’re the kind of reader who enjoys being educated and entertained through historical fiction, this is just for you. These are wildly fascinating stories.”
—First Coast News, WLTV

Reviews for The Able Archers

“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

“Brian J. Morra is ‘the master craftsman’. The Able Archers is brilliant.”
—William S. Cohen, former Secretary of Defense
The Able Archers is possibly the most important book to be published this year.”
—General Bryan Doug Brown, United States Army (Retired) 7th Commander US Special Operations Command
“Brian Morra’s historical thriller is a fast-paced ride through one of the worst crisis periods of the Cold War… a terrible yet factual story of how a few people prevented a global nuclear war.”
—Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 NYT bestselling author
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