I was able to find the passage. Shocked me that I could so easily search for terms in a specific book and they just pop up like that.
Excerpt from Spock’s World by Diane Duane - page 135
For those whom the link may not work:
The man’s name was Shath, and he was one of the senior officials in charge of the debates. He was small for a Vulcan, barely five foot nine, and he was blond, which caused Jim to look at him with great interest when he and McCoy were first introduced to the man in the offices of the consulate. The fair hair was a surprise, since blond Vulcans were rather rare; also a surprise were the blue eyes, a vivid dark blue like Vulcan’s daytime sky in clear weather.