On his Tennessee farm, Mason Miller prepares feed for his cattle by tossing hay bales, interspersed with his latest murder victim’s bones, into a grinder. Though many of the area’s residents have sold their family farms to corporations, Mason relishes a life working the land. The pressures of farming, relieved by his human hunting expeditions, are nothing compared to the joy of maintaining his family’s generational homestead.
FBI Agent Jeremy Winter stumbles across a mystery involving a missing woman and suspects a serial killer is at work. Unable to convince anyone of his theory, he struggles to balance his assigned white-collar cases with an obsession to find evidence linking the killer to his crimes. Ultimately, he must decide which matters most: his career or his convictions.
The Gleaning, the debut novel from Tom Threadgill.