Before the events in Dark Crime, his parents were murdered, supposedly by Vadim Malinov and his underlings. They knew they would have been separated if put into foster care, so all four siblings took to living on the streets. Blaze and Emeline helped him when the vampire takes his sisters hostage. He was injured but still willing to risk his life for his three sisters, Amelia,14, Liv, 10, and Bella, 3. After he and his sisters were rescued, Tariq Asenguard pursued guardianship over all four of them so that they could stay together. When Tariq finds his lifemate, Charlotte Vintage, he wonders if the woman will want all four of them, but they get to keep their home. Tariq doesn't treat him like the traumatized child he is, but treats him like an equal, the man of his family. Danny is 15 at the time of Dark Carousel.