In Dark Crime and Dark Carousel, it is revealed that he and Maksim own a successful night club together. He finds Charlotte outside his club, facing Fridrick Astor, a childhood friend turned vampire. It is later revealed that Tariq collects antique carousel horses, which Charlotte is passionate about restoring.
At the end of Dark Crime, Tariq is trying to get guardian ship of the four children, Danny, Amelia, Liv, and Bella, that Emeline and Blaze saved from the Malinov Brothers. All four children have psychic abilities. At the beginning of Dark Carousel, Tariq is days away from having guardianship of the children.