Kyle Riley grows up in his father's world of horses, cattle and rattlesnakes on the unforgiving high prairie of eastern Oregon-but his brother's tragic death drives a wedge between them. He abandons the family ranch, learns to sail, and loses himself in the vast South Pacific Ocean. Aboard his ketch Rigel, he begins a long inner journey. Kyle's story of courage and self-discovery is richly interwoven with images of harsh desert country, the exotic tropical islands of Tonga, and wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It is a healing journey taken by a damaged soul with an aching desire to find peace. Kyle's quest will not end until he has re-invented himself as a father, a friend, and a triathlete. At Ironman Canada, he faces the greatest challenge of his life; it pushes him to the limits of physical and mental endurance. It also releases him. In the Zone, Kyle understands it's not about the race; it's about holding the center. And at the center, is Love.