“16th Annual National Indie Excellence Award”
Winner for the Military Fiction category
“2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards”
Finalist in the Historical Fiction category
Imagine if there were a series of events
that nearly caused an intercontinental nuclear war…
and all of it was kept secret for decades.
The Able Archers
is 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.
—New York Journal of Books
—Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization
—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
—Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 NYT bestselling author
A brilliant thriller full of practical lessons for policy-makers… A seamless blend of carefully researched history and a fascinating cast of both real and fictional characters…
—Admiral James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Commander USN, (Ret)
—General Bryan Doug Brown, USA (ret) 7th Commander of Special Operations Command
—Admiral Timothy J. Keating, United States Navy (retired)
—The Honorable James K. Glassman, former Undersecretary of State
Brian’s settings, scenes and characters are absolutely authentic and can send shivers up the spines of those who were there and will never forget those events of 40 years ago.
—Larry Cox, Intelligence Officer
This is a must read, and I hope that future books by this talented author will use history to help us understand our world today.
—Samuel C. Mahaney, Maj Gen, USAF (Retired), HVAO Historian
The Able Archers is a truly gripping account of one of the most dangerous episodes of the Cold War.
—Taylor Downing, historian and author
—Award-winning author Carole P. Roman
—Dr. Robbin F. Laird
—Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter
—Samuel G. Tooma, Oceanographer and Author
Brian has spent his career in intelligence and national security beginning with his time as a decorated Air Force Intelligence officer and through his many years as a senior executive in the aerospace and defense industry. Brian was encouraged to write the story of The Able Archers by many friends who convinced him that his unique, personal insight could bring the story to life of how humanity narrowly avoided extinction in the fall of 1983. His writing is based on first-hand experience and the stories of the many intriguing people he’s encountered over the years
Brian grew up in Virginia and is married to Tracy, who is an outstanding story editor. They split their time between homes in Virginia and Florida. When Brian isn’t writing, he is a corporate board member, enjoys cycling, playing guitar and piano, and visiting with his two grandchildren.