Blue Trust: Lawyer, The Author, The Wife And Her Money - A True Story That Reads Like Fiction

by Stevie Cameron

Macfarlane Walter & Ross | October 15, 1998 | Trade Paperback

Blue Trust: Lawyer, The Author, The Wife And Her Money - A True Story That Reads Like Fiction is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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.


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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages

Published: October 15, 1998

Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155199027X

ISBN - 13: 9781551990279

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Full Circle The Blue Trust chronicles the rise and fall of two highly ambitious people. For those of us who worked at Manac Systems the mid-eighties there is some grim sense of satisfaction with respect to the destiny of Lynne Verchere. The author avoids the darker side of Vercheres personality, but for those of us who knew her, any sense of pity that the story elicits is mitigated by the reality of having dealt with her on a day to day basis. Cameron describes Vercheres management style as demanding and perfectionist (terms that Verchere herself used). The final tragedy of Bruce Verchere is a metaphor for the gaping hole in her own psyche. Notwithstanding the mess he had made of his life, Bruce Vercheres last desperate act was undoubtedly triggered by her final "victory" over him.
Date published: 1999-12-21

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Blue Trust: Lawyer, The Author, The Wife And Her Money - A True Story That Reads Like Fiction

Blue Trust: Lawyer, The Author, The Wife And Her Money - A True Story That Reads Like Fiction

by Stevie Cameron

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages

Published: October 15, 1998

Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155199027X

ISBN - 13: 9781551990279

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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.


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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.