The killers, Ricky “Coolie” Gray and his nephew Ray “Lucky” Dandridge, both 29, were dropouts, drug addicts, ex-cons, small time thieves, as well as childhood victims of sexual abuse. On New Year's Day, 2006, they drove into Richmond’s peaceful, middle-class enclave of Woodland Heights looking for a house to rob. Finding the Harvey’s front door ajar, the two men entered the home and committed the unthinkable: a random, brutal, senseless murder of the Harveys and their two young daughters (one of many committed that week by Gray and Dandridge). To this day, Richmonders find the senseless brutality of the crime hard to fathom and impossible to forget.
Crime writer Chris Orlet delivers a haunting account of two Americas, one where the American Dream is still very much alive, and another where life in America is a horrible nightmare, and that fateful morning when those two Americas collided.