October 15, 1998
Macfarlane Walter & Ross
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 155199027X
ISBN - 13: 9781551990279
From the Publisher
Blue Trust has all the ingredients of a gripping thriller -- except it’s all true. In the late 1980s Bruce and Lynne Verchere had it all. He was a successful tax lawyer whose clients included Brian Mulroney, and bestselling novelist Arthur Hailey. She was a computer software entrepreneur whose innovative systems revolutionized office management throughout North America.
When Lynne’s company was sold Bruce could finally afford the extravagances he had long coveted: a plane, a yacht, a summer home in Maine, and a condo in Telluride. Through intricate manipulation, he was able to secrete his family’s wealth beyond the reach of the taxman and even his wife.
Then Bruce Verchere fell in love. The desperate affair and dangerous ultimatum that followed provide this true story with a chilling climax. Blue Trust is a complex tale of high drama brilliantly told by one of Canada’s most admired investigative journalists.
From the Paperback edition.
From Our Editors
Canada's most well-known investigative journalist takes on the story of Bruce Verchere, an incredibly ambitious lawyer who brilliantly handled and secretly manipulated his wife's money and who died months after Brian Mulroney left office. In Blue Trust: The Lawyer, the Author, the Wife and her Money - A True Story that Reads Like Fiction, Stevie Cameron tells of Verchere's rise from working for Revenue Canada to joining the echelons of Montreal's elite and old-money law firm Stikeman Elliott. While Verchere handled blue-chip clients like Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Arthur Hailey, the blockbuster author, Verchere's wife started a company that developed computer systems for law firms and was sold for $16 million in 1987. Verchere secretly hid his incredible wealth from everyone - including his wife - in the Bahamas, Switzerland and Panama. But everything came crashing down and Verchere could find no way out. Cameron is the editor-in-chief of Elm Street and a contributing editor at Maclean's.