About Mike Kingston

Mike Kingston has spent much of his career carrying out investigations throughout the world for many organisations – from worldwide media companies to multi-national corporations and global law firms. He has been reporting on and investigating corruption, espionage and conspiracy for more than 30 years.

His books reflect events he has encountered and the amazing characters, both courageous and depraved he has met along the way.

Underlying his words is an enormous respect for the resilience of the human spirit in surviving heartbreaking situations and managing to live meaningful and fulfilling lives, often in desperate circumstances.

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Legacy of Revenge

In the wake of a catastrophic explosion at Adolfo Guzman’s arms warehouse and the loss of ten million pounds from Otterburn Fuller Bank, the president of the bank, Lord Longwitton, publicly blames his son Charles Mayer for the bank’s financial debacle. Mayer, however,...

Oppenheimer

The film Oppenheimer scooped the Oscars this year. It is a weighty piece about a weighty theme – the development of the means to destroy the earth. Say it quickly, and it almost sounds sane. Slowly, and you’re swimming in a swamp of lunacy. The reviews were...

WHY A Newsletter

A regular newsletter is a relatively new phenomenon – brought about because authors can now connect directly with their readers. In the past, a writer would toil away and then hand a manuscript to a publisher who, if it were accepted, would edit, polish and draw up...

Rupert Murdoch and Star TV

Star TV was launched in Hong Kong on 29 September 1990, bringing Hollywood English-language entertainment channels to Asian audiences. On Friday, 23 July 1993, Richard Li, the 26-year-old son of Li Ka-Shing, the head of the Hutchison Whampoa empire and his...

Does anyone think I could be bribed for $50,000

So said Malaysian Prime Minister Doctor Mahathir Mohammad when I met him in the early 1990s. The premier was furious when the Sunday Times, owned by Rupert Murdoch, published an allegation in February 1994 under the headline “Wimpey offered bribes to Malaysian Prime...

Can you tell us a little about your book and why you wanted to write it?

The book is a memory of a part of my life that is impossible to ignore. The characters are a distillation of people who both inspired and disgusted me. A rough draft stayed in a drawer for many years before I summoned the grit to confront those difficult times.

Read more about why I write here.

Have you always been a writer / wanted to become an author?

I have always written. During many of my activities, whilst there have been intense bursts of action, there are often times of waiting for that action. During those times, I have always written. However, to be an author seemed an unattainable and mysterious goal until very recently.

What made you take that leap and publish your book?

 It was time to stop prevaricating, finish the work I had started, and just put it out there.

Have you any more book plans in the pipeline?

Yes, three more in The Omega Files Quartet. All predicated on times and people I have known and experienced.