Thirty-eight-year-old Angus Branigan, an abusive husband and father, a compulsive gambler, and a lazy, self-centered brute of a man, reaches his darkest hour when he shoots a policeman during a botched robbery and escapes with three bullets in his back.
Some blocks away from the crime scene, he hides in Epiphany Church, an old church in lower Manhattan. Bleeding, alone, and dying, he argues his right to live with the statue of a shepherd with a baby lamb. In the midst of a violent thunderstorm, Branigan swaps his soul with the statue and finds himself outside the church uninjured, wearing an expensive suit with money in its pocket. He is stunned by this happenstance; he has an opportunity to see the life he could have lived had he made different choices. The next morning, the parish priest finds the statue of the shepherd bleeding from three holes in its back.
A novel of abuse and love, The Lost Lamb explores the reality of miracles, forgiveness, and the power of second chances.
Angus Branigan, bleeding from three gunshot wounds lay dying in the pew of an old church while flashes of light and thunder light up the face of a statue. Branigan took offense to a statue of a sheppard holding a baby lamb. "How dare you judge me now!" He screamed at the statue that was holding two fingers at him. "Where were you when they hurt me? When they made me what I am. You don't have the right to judge me now."
Kenny Ferguson served in the US Air Force and worked for the New York City Police Department. He is the director of security for a large building materials company in New York City. Ferguson lives in Metuchen, New Jersey, with this wife, two children, and four grandchildren. This is his fourth book.