I like the story. It has a lot of merit. The stars are for that, only.
Before you look for an ending, put this part through a strong edit. It starts in the first paragraph. Change suites to suits. They are two different things. You wear suits and live in suites. Change: Vulstead to Volstead. recites to receipts. found to fond. Id to I'd. The LA Angels were established in 1961. Klemp asks, "Do you remember ..." Sal answers, "How could I ..." That's not the answer you intended. Add the word "not" the I. The paragraph that begins with, "I followed him ..." In the sentence that starts with, "Apparently ... " is confusing, it needs a complete rewrite.