Escape the Race - A new novel by Dante Harker

Escape the Race

School, university, job, car, career, mortgage, marriage, children, grandchildren, retirement and….!

Escape the Race follows three very different thirty somethings who decide to take a break from the expected and volunteer to teach English to hill-tribe children at the top of a Thai mountain.

Kate, a successful accountant, straight-laced and used to the finer things hopes that a year volunteering will add substance and excitement to her stayed existence.

After years in a reformation camp to cure him of his homosexuality, Dillon escapes his new wife, the preaching and the electroshock therapy in the hope of finding out which side of the fence he actually sits on.

Divorced from a cheating wife and sick of living back at home with his parents, Keith just had to get away. 
Get away and go wild!

Add drink, tropical heat and a huge amount of moral ambiguity and dark comedy ensues.

Escape the Race sees three people doing the unexpected and having experiences they’ll never forget.

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"The perfect read for anyone who has dreamt of escaping their 9-5 and having an all out adventure”

Dorian Gray , The Stylish Pen

"So funny it will have you awkwardly laughing out loud on the commute into work"

Patrick Bateman , City Headhunter

"If you buy one book this year, make it this one. I hate to think of this poor writer going without food, have you seen his cute face?"

Lauren Hynde, Open Scary Books

Random Work



I think when Escape the Race comes out that will be novel number five, well five ish. I have a couple started and one that needs a huge amount of editing, so it’s hard to keep track. Either way, they are a decent read so you should take a look here for more details.


Play maskI love the idea of seeing my work performed on stage. It’s a shame that writing plays is much more difficult than writing standard fiction, however one day I’ll make the time to write something epic!

Until then, take a look at a couple I have written so far.


My head seems to be full of one story or another, there’s always something buzzing around. The beauty of short stories is that they allow for a quick blast of creativity without the months needed to write a novel. Take a look at some of mine here. You can read them online for free.

Some of my other novels

White Boxes

White Boxes

It's a whole new world

It's not easy being gay. Well it can be, with practice and that's all Jake needs. Read his fun adventure here. After you buy the book of course, I'm not a charity.

Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

A little dark but mostly fun

This is a collection of short stories, each one showing you a fun way to break one of the Ten Commandments. A New Dawn is my favourite, which is yours? Answers on a postcard, or failing that you can use the contact link above.



Much to gory for most

This book is what happens when you trap someone on a desert island for a year. Yes it's dark, really, really dark and it's too much for all but the most avid horror reader. Enjoy.

Dante's Epic Quest

Some random pictures from my travels

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"If you buy my books I can stop stealing from the bins at the back of supermarkets. "

Dante Harker