When Jim Grant was downsized from the production company that employed him for 18 years, he was angry. He wanted to get back at the people and the organization which had wronged him, but Grant knew that would only bring trouble. In response, he created a character that had been downsized by the military, and was angry. The character would be able to do what Grant couldn't. He could get revenge, and he could handle the trouble. Then Jim Grant decided on the pen name, Lee Child. The character was called Jack Reacher. The Reacher novels sold over 70 million copies worldwide and the ninth book in the series, <i>One Shot</i>, was the basis for the 2012 film "Jack Reacher," with Tom Cruise in the title role.