Street-wise and battle-seasoned, Darko lived through the Serbian War and is sympathetic to Jana’s challenges in coping with American high society and Steve’s post-traumatic stress. Yet the canine attacks on NYC drug dealers leads him to suspect that there is more to the killings than meets the eye. Upon learning of the involvement of Bojan Evilenko, Darko realizes he needs Jana and Steve’s cooperation any way he can get it. Yet it is Darko’s spiritual side that results in his bonding with Steve to rescue Jana from Evilenko’s clutches. His climactic battle against crippling injury proves inspirational as his true character comes through in resolving what becomes a life-or-death conflict against the forces of darkness.