By the author of False Pretenses (1988), Impulse (1990), and a series of paperback others: a crammed packaged romance featuring sex (bad, bad sex), family screaming, a tidbit of mystery, hasty glamorata, and real love--all set mainly in Manhattan. Lindsay Foxe is the ugly duckling daughter of Judge Royce Foxe, a mean-as-sleet womanizer who adores his other daughter, Sydney, a gorgeous Harvard Law School grad now married to an Italian prince. The 18-year-old Lindsay loves the prince, and he, unfortunately, loves little girls: Lindsay suffers a ghastly rape in Paris as a result, a mega misery topped off when sister Sydney arrives, pumps the prince full of lead, and then, later with dear old dad, blames Lindsay for leading the prince on. In the meantime, Taylor, the N.Y.C. cop who heard her crying out in a Paris hospital, surfaces years later, and it's he who, loving Lindsay, now a famous man-hating model, will help her to gradually overcome her fear. But there's still a family mystery in the works, as well as an attempted murder for Lindsay. After this attempt, when she is injured, assaulters begin arriving as if from a chute: the still- functioning prince; a bogus doctor; and a hired gun. Taped and bandaged Lindsay, in her hospital gown, holds her own.... Elementary but heavy on action.