Quitte ou double - Prix du premier roman du festival de Beaune 2013
Matt Berger, ex-grand reporter, now earns a living as a celebrity photographer for a magazine. That night he has targeted up-and-coming French football prodigy Jimmy Rowland. His magazine wants photographs with the athlete at home in the company of a prostitute. His assignment completed, Berger sends the compromising photos off to the magazine and offers himself an escapade to Deauville.
But, the next morning, the pictures have disappeared and the prostitute is found dead in a forest, outside of Paris. The mystery reawakens the soul of the reporter in Berger and he sets out to investigate. The search for the truth will take him and his long time buddy Jed from Paris to the Turkmenistan underground. The two men will play double or nothing.