Jack A. Forsithe



This is the Jack Forsithe story.  Raised in the shadow of Boulder Colorado's Flatirons, Jack’s wealthy father died of a heart attack at the age of eight while his mother indulged herself in the Boulder hippie community, leaving Jack to his own devices. Jack was either watching the clouds roll over the mountains or getting into trouble. 

At the age 18 Jack failed to graduate from Boulder High School despite the efforts of his English teacher, Mrs. Jacqui Goeldner. It was during this time, his mother secretly sold the family house and moved away without a word to Jack. Jack was on his own, living out of the back of his '76 Camaro and could not concenetrate enought to finish his studies.  Jack took a busboy job at the Hungry Farmer restaurant on the outskirts of Boulder. The Hungry Farmer was famous for its Rocky Mountain oysters, super sized watermellon drinks and mercenary guests.  When he wasn't working he was practicing martial arts; Karate, Judo, but mostly Kung Fu.

The Hungry Farmer bar was a meeting place for Robert K. Brown and countless other mercenaries.  After a year of working for busboy wages Jack was off to the heat of Africa for a life of a soldier of fortune.

The life of a soldgier smelled of shit and death with the sting of clouds of bugs.  The pay wasn't as great as expected and the camaraderie mixed: awesome and scary. The Rhodesian Light Infantry was an amazing military organization, however the politics made it impossible the inept white Rhodesian government to hold out and they lost their country despite the uncanny sucesses of their militiary, including the Rhodesian Light Infantry.  After stints in Rhodesia, Angola, and Oman, Jack mustered out.

He attended the University of Colorado to study computer science and found it full of possibilities. Then the movie War Games came out and turned Jack on to hacking.  Jack jumped in and loved it.  Before Jack could graduate from the University he was able to turn his hacking skills to good use and started one of the world’s first Cyber Security firms.

With the proceeds from selling his Cyber Security firm, he was able to buy a small island plantation off of Jamaica where he acquired a small batch rum distillery.  He indulges his family in the winter in Jamaica and summers on his Scottish estate where fishes salmon, hunts grouse and sips whiskey from his own distillery.  In between seasons he travels the world, if he didn't travel incognito you might spot him in Aspen, Berlin, Boulder, Budapest, Dortmund, London, Miami, New York, Tokyo, Washington D.C.,  or along the Camino de Santiago. Otherwise he passes the time with his girlfriend Sri, a retired Bollywood actress, and his 12 children from previous marriages.

Jack is currently working on a new novel, Fire in the Cloud.