Author Brian J. Morra: The Able Archer Series


Former U.S. intelligence officer and award-winning and best-selling author Brian J. Morra joins Big Blend Radio to discuss his thrilling Able Archer series that’s based on true historical events. Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Acast.


BOOK 1: THE ABLE ARCHERS – US Air Force Captain Kevin Cattani and Soviet GRU Colonel Ivan Levchenko team up in the fall of 1983 to stop the worst nuclear crisis of the Cold War.

BOOK 2: THE RIGHTEOUS ARROWS – Who can you trust when a cold war heats up and conflict seems inevitable? After collaborating to thwart nuclear war in “The Able Archers,” Kevin Cattani and his Soviet counterpart, Ivan Levchenko, developed a deep mutual respect—but in The Righteous Arrows they are working against each other. Coming April 16, 2024, from Koehler Books.

BRIAN J. MORRA is a former U.S. intelligence officer and a retired senior aerospace executive. He helped lead the American intelligence team in Japan that uncovered the true story behind the Soviet Union’s shootdown of Korean Airlines flight 007 in September 1983. He also served on the Air Staff at the Pentagon while on active duty. As an aerospace executive he worked on many important national security programs. Morra earned a BA from William and Mary, an MPA from the University of Oklahoma, an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.  He is a senior fellow and member of the  Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a think tank that specializes in how advanced technology influences  national security. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, the world’s preeminent think tank focused on air and space power in the 21st Century.  He has provided commentary for CBS, Netflix and the BBC. His debut novel, “The Able Archers” won a National Indie Excellence Award for Military Fiction, and was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

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BRIAN J. MORRA is a former U.S. intelligence officer and a retired senior aerospace executive.

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