Malcolm Merrill is a successful executive at a prestigious advertising firm in Los Angeles. He has a beautiful wife, a gorgeous home, expensive cars, and power at his disposal. In short, Malcolm Merrill seems to exemplify the American dream. So what could possibly possess someone who has it all to attempt suicide? This question is the premise of Malcolm From A Distance, a novel that chronicles the life of a man whose perfect world suddenly crumbles beneath him—a man forced to come to terms with all he sacrificed on his rise to the top: his family, his friends, and his soul.